Polishing Halite (salt crystal)


Polishing Halite (salt crystal)

A while ago there were a few “experts” cutting/polishing halite (they claimed). Here is how I do it.

Stick it in your mouth, then flush liberally with 190 proof grain alcohol, if you’ve got any left after the last toga party. Slight rounding at facet junctions may occur using this method. For a little acid to help polish, a wedge of lemon or lime works well, take two aspirin in the morning.

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This edited version of an article by the late Jeff Graham is part of a special archived informational series from Gram Faceting. Used with permission.