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So I just started playing with fossil prep and wanted to share what I have learned so far. I have a bunch of air tools coming in but couldn't wait to start so I started using my hand tools. I work with silver so I have quite a few. The wooden handled set is from online auction and cost under $9. The silver soldering pick I can't remember. I have 4 small Symphysops that were sent to me unprepped, 3 of which are in a softer shale. The matrix of the other one is more crystalline and too hard for hand tools. I did my homework like any good fossil lover regarding hand prep (or any prep for that mat
I've been watching some really great videos on prepping fossils using micro media blasting air pens and air scribes. The equipment needed for this seems quite expensive and not something I'm willing to invest in, just yet. What are some tools and techniques one can use to clean up, let's say, a small trilobite, that doesn't require air power?