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Look at what I am doing for fossil prep! Come learn with me! I show you what rock I will be working on, the tools and set up I have access to, and how I work the rock and how I clean the fossils! I am new to this and want to become skil

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Episode 4 - My Favorite Trilobite

Hey everyone! Sorry it has been so long since I last posted.  I have been so busy with school, family life, and lots of technical problems.  But I finally was able to finish my video and I am so excited to share my work with all of you!   This video is about my latest fossil cleaning, It is my favorite trilobite to date! It is actually a complete body fossil, not just a shell, or a piece of one.  I did learn a few new things this time.  I had some trouble with this one because the air

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Quickisode: Trilobite Anatomy

Hey everyone, I thought that I would talk about trilobite anatomy.  I have been using some complicated terms, and I want to make sure that we are all on the same page.  So please watch the movie and enjoy!  

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Episode 3: The Golden Trilobite!

Hello everyone! Sorry that it has been a while since I posted.  I have been so busy with school.  Physics keeps me pretty busy lol!  So I have been working on my trilobites.  This time I found out that working with the air abrasive it can be good to point the air parallel with the grooves of the trilobite.  This way I can maximize the removal of the matrix and minimize the removal of the actual fossil. Because the angle of the air abrasive is parallel the force vector has a minimal contact

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Quick Post: The Bucket

So I thought that I would do quick little posts along with the more in depth ones. I decided that I can use these to answer questions or explain one thing quickly. This time I decided that I would talk about the orange bucked I have sitting on the floor. It is a dust trap machine. It uses water to catch the air abrasive material and the rock bits that are cut away by the abrasive. It works really well!! I have been using it for a couple of weeks and I just cleaned out our vacuum and t

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How ranges in PSI help clean fossils

Hello everyone! So i have been hard at work. Last time I damaged a couple of fossils because the PSI on the sandblasting machine was too high while I was working on removing matrix directly off the fossil. This time I learned that higher pressures like 20 or 40 PSI can be useful for removing large amounts of matrix that are not directly touching the fossil. While lower pressures like 5 PSI are useful for removing small amounts of matrix to expose details of fossils. Also it is a good idea t

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Getting Started

Hey guys! So I thought that I would start a new blog here. I have been looking for videos and other instructional material on line for how to prep / clean a fossil and have not found much. Google did not seem to be to helpful in this matter. I did find a few more things on this forum and they were very helpful. I learned what materials I needed and some techniques of how to clean fossils, but nothing like "Make sure to do this.....", "don't do this....". So I was able to gain access to my S

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