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 with the fossil and maximum effect. Check out my video and see what I was able to do! And a big thanks to the University of Utah for letting me work in their lab, and a big thanks to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program for sponsoring me to work on this project!