EXPOSING THE TRUTH; ONE MINERAL FAKE, FRAUD OR FORGERY AT A TIME

Fake Chinese Charoite – a sample from the Fakes issue of The-Vug.com Quarterly Magazine

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

The-Vug.com Quarterly Magazine Book Sample

The image above is a page out of The-Vug.com Quarterly Magazine, which you can buy directly from the publisher, FortySevenPress.com. You can see, this stuff is now being marketed as a material for cheap beads, like the auction below.
Fake Charoite

Take a look at these samples of “Chinese Charoite” on ebay!

Versus the real deal Charoite, like the examples below.

How to dye Okenite; it’s not rocket science

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Colorful Okenite is DYED OKENITE!

Click on this link above and visit The-Vug.com to watch us dye Okenite with food coloring!
You can get the Fakes and Forgeries issue of The-Vug.com Quarterly Magazine in the complete reprint book, available HERE on The-Vug.com

It is exciting to watch the okenite absorb the food coloring so rapidly. Like a cotton ball, simply touching the okenite to the liquid draws the food coloring deep inside the cluster in an instant.

Check out these yellow okenite clusters on eBay.

They even make them in verde!