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Ryann10006 posted a topic in Fossil PreparationHello everyone, I recently received this large 14inch ammonite and the shipper had no care in the world to put even an ounce of protection thus this is the result I'm not experienced with much prep and not confident superglue would cut it so what would you all recommend to help repair this specimen as well as clean off some of the dirt/dust layer coating alot of it?
Ryann10006 posted a topic in Fossil PreparationHello all, I recently received some megalodon teeth from Puerto Rico, the other one is ok but this one was found in fragments and held together by tape. I am wondering what will be a good way to repair the fragments for now, would super glue be ok to use or is there something else I should use? Since its from a rare locality I want to stabilize it as best as I can before I decide or not to fully repair it.
Hi all, These two have been sitting on my desk for some time, as I kept on forgetting to ask this. Now I finally remembered. I once made a trade with a fossil-lover in Singapore, but unfortunately the fossils arrived broken, having not survived the trip. The two broken fossils I got were: a partial Lycoptera davidi, and a small jaw piece of a hyena. I didn't dare take out the fossils of the bag yet, as I was scared I would lose some of the broken off pieces and damage the fossils even more. Here they are: The damage on the Lycoptera isn't very severe; only a big block of matrix got loose (the fossil itself is still intact). But the damage on the hyena jaw is very bad: the big tooth split in two, and many other crumbs here and there. Here is what the jaw looked like before: I was wondering: is there a way to repair the fossils? As in stick them back into one nice piece? I can buy necessary material if it is cheap. Note that this would be my first fossil repair, and I have no experience whatsoever in the subject. Thanks in advance for your help, Max