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Subject:Stone Head of a Buddha - edit 2
Posted By: Sui Thu, Jan 24, 2019 IP: 2620:132:300c:c01d:0

In further research, I feel the presence of ankerite and dolomite may be secondary components to the gold used in coating the statue. Many of the gold deposits in China contain these minerals.

The gold I believe was removed and leaving these secondary minerals. Is there any non-destructive methods, such as XRF that could be employed to "find" the presence of gold on the surface of the statute

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