We have talked about cleaning gems with ultrasonic cleaners before, but they can be useful for other areas of this niche. From fossils to mineral samples to gems and rocks, an ultrasonic cleaner can be used to remove dirt and debris without risking any damage to the sample. Best of all, using an ultrasonic cleaner will not be nearly as time-consuming as more traditional methods, and it is probably gentler than many of these methods.
Here are some of the key advantages of using an ultrasonic cleaner for geological samples:
Minimizing Physical Contact – most traditional cleaning methods require handling the sample as well as brushes and other tools to remove the dirt and debris. For softer surfaces, this can sometimes scratch and/or damage the sample’s surface. That risk is minimized when using an ultrasonic cleaner.
Saves Time and Better Efficiency – if you visit our blog regularly, this is a point you have heard before. We cannot stress enough how much less time it takes when using an ultrasonic cleaner as well being far more efficient than other cleaning methods. Rather than cleaning everything, then logging it in, when each cycle is running, you can go to work cataloging your finds.
The reason ultrasonic cleaners are so effective is the cleaning method used. Rather than actively touching the surface, ultrasonic cleaners create cavitation with ultrasonic waves. This creates microscopic bubbles that travel to all surfaces, and even those little crevices that are all but impossible to get to by hand will be cleaned.
No Harsh Chemicals – because of the cleaning process described above, you will not heed harsh chemicals to clean your samples. Our detergents are all water-based, so they will not cause any accidental corrosion of the samples.
Preservation of Features – when using some of the “normal” tools used for cleaning your geological samples, some of the features can be at risk. The gentle approach of an ultrasonic cleaner means these natural features can be kept intact.
Due to the specialized nature of this type of cleaning, we highly recommend you consult with one of our experts before ordering any cleaning tanks or supplies. Our team will work with you to ensure you have the ideal tank, settings, and cleaning agent for your specific project. For more information, give us a call at 888-989-5560.