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4 Fossils prep advice required
Fred81 posted a topic in Fossil PreparationHello everyone! I am new to the world of fossils and even more so to the preparation. Since I'm doing this by myself, I still don't know how to recognize each type of rock, so it makes it more difficult for me to figure out what type of motodo to use for preparation. In the pictures they look grey/greenish but in person they look whiter. Also, the cloth on the bottom is clear white while in the picture it looks blueish... So, let's take these 4 fossils as examples: 1)Is there a way to know if when preparing them I will find more parts of the fossil inside the rock or it is only th
The Undersides of Trilobites
jno posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionWhy doesn't anyone seem to prep the undersides of trilobites? We see innumerable examples of the "pretty" carapaces, but I should think the undersides would be at least as instructive.
Bleaching fossils with heat
Denis Arcand posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionRocks are handy for a campfire. A common use for stones in a campfire is to create a protective ring around the flame. This ring serves two purposes: Creates a barrier between the fire and the rest of the forest, keeping the rest of the woods safe. Creates a wind barrier that can help light the fire, especially in wet and windy conditions Whatever the reason, someone made a campfire at my fossil dig site, it's a small secluded beach along a river. A nice place to make a campfire. By the way, I noticed that a rock they used to make the protective ring around the flame, had very dist
Advice for preserving my first nice find.
JBkansas posted a topic in Fossil PreparationI found this rock and I want to try and preserve it before all of the fossils fall out (it has numerous surface micro fossils in layers, ?mass mortality). It's in the shape of a triangular pyramid and fossil layers are prominent on the front and one side. I considered trying to exposing the fossils on the back but I think it may be better having a side I can pick it up by without losing fossils. Is there a best sealant/protector for this type of piece? TIA for your time and help.
busy during lockdown
elcoincoin posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionHi all, I ve kept busy during lockdown, prepping, iding, cataloging various stuff, some recently picked on the field, some picked like 15 years ago, some recently trade. So i think i would share the box that was out today waiting to be catalogued : from ordovican to burdigalian, with some jurassic, cretaceous aswell as some carbonifere ; some plant material, some ammonites, trilotibites, crabs, shark tooth and echinoids.....