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Tales From the Shale posted a topic in Fossil PreparationThese are graptolites I dug out of an Athens Shale outcrop. They're fragile, so I am questioning whether it is better to leave them be, or seal them somehow? And if so, the best substance to get the job done. Thanks in advance. I have trilobites in shale too, so im hoping I can extrapolate from the answer here.
Joe_17 posted a topic in Fossil PreparationI was wondering what everyone uses to prevent their fossils from splitting or cracking. I know some fossils have a mixture of some kind of glue that's diluted to seep into cracks of fossils. Does anyone know how to make it?
Preservation of Arkona fossils?
fossilzz posted a topic in Fossil PreparationHello, I was wondering if any kind of sealant was required to preserve shale fossils from Arkona?
Questions regarding solvents, sealants, and heat in trilobite fossils
Trinitydraco posted a topic in Questions & AnswersOkay so I have some questions on what you can and can't do with your typical trilobite in shale fossils. To help direct the discussion, I am interested in setting a small trilobite in silver as a gift. I make silver jewelry both using PMC (Precious Metal Clay) and traditional cutting and soldering. So, first question: Can you use high percentage (70% or higher) rubbing alcohol to clean all the dust and debris before sealing a trilobite? If not, what should I use? (I know you shouldn't use water) Question 2: What sealants can/should you use on a trilobite? I am looking for something that will b
Does a fossil lose its appeal to you if its color is enhanced in anyway?
-Andy- posted a topic in Questions & AnswersAs above. I am used to my fossils looking a tad darker or shiny when I apply a sealant to them. I use matte artist varnish. To me it's simply the trade-off of preserving them longer. I was rather surprised when I applied the same sealant to my Lebanon squid, and the tentacles darkened a lot. This is a unique situation as the tentacles were almost invisible originally, but now they are obvious (not so much that they stand out against the rest of the fossil though). I am not a fan of painting over Lebanese fossils to enhance their looks, so turning my squid tentacle from
Color Enhancer for Fossils
dre464 posted a topic in Fossil PreparationI have a question. Does anyone have any knowledge of anyone attempting to use color enhancing sealers for stone and tile to bring out the colors on a fossil? I did tile installation for about seven years and we used it to bring out the colors in travertines and such. It gave the tiles a "wet" appearance, without the shine. I know it wouldn't take the place of a consolidating sealant like Vinac or Paraloid, but it might make the fossil stand out against a matrix, if the colors of both are similar. Just a question I've had, bouncing around my skull for awhile...