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#1 posted 01-28-2011 07:07 PM

Mineral Streak A darkened or discolored wood area, caused by minerals which the tree extracts from the soil, can be either mineral streak or mineral stain. Mineral streak appears as a blackish blue, well-defined streak running parallel with the grain. It is commonly found in maple and birch, and occasionally in oak and cherry. The streak can be measured easily by its length and width.

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-- Childress Woodworks

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