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1855 article on agate dyeing

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Thank you for the (GREAT) information. I kinda had an idea of how coloration of stone was done, collecting Indian artifacts and arrowheads being slightly a different color. Indians used heated stone also, to temper their flint. I know agate and flint are slightly different in hardness. This is wonderful information and all should learn from it.  Chuck G---

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I always understood that the dying process was pretty toxic. But If it could be done in an old crock pot with honey, salt water and maybe substitute vinegar for the acid..... Hmmmmm.  I have a friend with lots of agate, I'll talk to him. What's the worst  that could happen, maybe your rocks smell like pickles. 

Bruce

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Truly fascinating find, Jason. Is there a more remarkable natural substance on the planet than honey? 

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On 4/4/2020 at 9:02 PM, Royal3 said:

Truly fascinating find, Jason. Is there a more remarkable natural substance on the planet than honey? 

Kinda makes one wonder how they ever figured this stuff out in the first place.

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Prob'ly an alchemist tryin' to make gold. those guys made all kinds of discoveries while mixing and cooking various ingredients in a quest for gold.

Bruce

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22 hours ago, Berryb said:

Prob'ly an alchemist tryin' to make gold. those guys made all kinds of discoveries while mixing and cooking various ingredients in a quest for gold.

Bruce

That seems logical, to quote our pointy-eared friend up there😉

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