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Subject: Sepiolite


From: Beth Richwine <richwineb>
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
I have been reading Susan Buys and Victoria Oakley's book
Conservation and Restoration of Ceramic (Butterworth, 1998) and they
mention using Sepiolite clay for poulticing.  I would like to try it
but have been unable to find it in any of the catalogs we currently
have in the lab.  I understand it is hydrated magnesium trisilicate.
Does anyone know a source, or better yet is there a reason I should
not try it?

Beth Richwine
Senior Objects Conservator
National Museum of American History

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:40
                 Distributed: Friday, January 26, 2001
                       Message Id: cdl-14-40-009
Received on Wednesday, 24 January, 2001

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