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Nitric Acid source?


#1

I’ve been looking for a source of Nitric Acid for MONTHS, no place
near here (chemical supply businesses, etc) has any. I need just a
small amount to etch iron meteorite slices for my collection and
jewelry work.

Don H.
http://www.moonsilver.us


#2

Check with some pharmaceutical supply houses. They usually can sell
you some.

Daniel R. Spirer, GG
Spirer Somes Jewelers


#3
    I've been looking for a source of Nitric Acid for MONTHS, no
place near here (chemical supply businesses, etc) has any. I need
just a small amount to etch iron meteorite slices for my collection
and jewelry work. 

Try checking with your local college chemistry dept. to see where
they get their nitric acid, or try Bryant Labs, since they sell small
amounts of chemicals to 'smiths. But, if they’re iron based
meteorites, will ferric chloride work? It might be worth some
experimentation on a piece you can’t use anyway, and it’s a lot safer
to use, cheaper and easier to get.


#4

You can order Nitric Acid from VWR Scientific Products at
www.vwrsp.com click on the blue “products” tab and do your search
for Nitric Acid - you will receive multiple choices, click on your
preference and it will show pricing, etc. :slight_smile: Sandy Moon


#5

I use the acid etchant provided by Shining Wave Metals in Clarksdale
AZ (o r is it Reactive Metals?) to etch nickel-iron meteorite slices
My jug is about six years old and getting pretty work, but it works
very well

Wayne