Etching meteorite (Gibeon) with MultiEtch

Gibeon meteorite slice. By Kevin Zim (CC BY 2.0).

Gibeon meteorite slice. By Kevin Zim (CC BY 2.0).

How to etch meteorite (Gibeon) with Multi-Etch

Untreated Meteorite

Untreated Meteorite

Meteorite Treated with Multi-Etch

Meteorite Treated with Multi-Etch

 
Etch rates for meteorite (Gibeon) using Multi‑Etch
The combination of different metals enables Multi-Etch to reveal the crystals called Widmanstätten structures.
Process Etch time (minutes) Etch depth Surface change
135°F regular strength 3 0.002 Crystal grain revealed; black smut. Leaving in longer will make the crystal grain more pronounced.

Step-by-step guides on etching with Multi-Etch

The guides below demonstrate etching with titanium, but the order of steps are the same for etching meteorite.

Tips and tricks when etching with Multi-Etch

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