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I’ve browsed a few topics here and the work some of you guys do for fossil prep is very impressing. Its encouraged me to try my hand at some very basic matrix removal off a shell from the McKinney Falls area (very common). Im only about 5 hours in but I have to say I have a whole new level of respect for you guys. This takes so much more patience than I realized.
So far the only prep tools that I have are different types of picks. Because of this there isn’t that much chalk dust being put into the air at one time. I currently wear surgical masks which are less restrictive than other dust masks but they seem to be ok for what I am doing. If at some point in the future I start using tools that generate more dust, such as air scribes, would these kinds of masks work or would I need more restrictive ones? What do you use? Thank you all very much for the help that I have received. I am just beginning to prep fossils and I am trying to learn as much as I can.