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Found 8 results

  1. So I have this small block of Green River matrix that has fish material. When I got it, A part has been prepped, exposing most of it, but then I checked the corners, saw more covered material, and realized that it could be prepped even further. The problem is, I don't have any prepping tools because I've never prepped a fossil before But maybe is there any household tools that could efficiently prep Green River matrix? I just need to remove one tiny layer.
  2. Prepping For Apartment Living

    Hey all! I will be posting an update soon, but I recently took a quick trip to Penn Dixie to find a few bugs. Came home with quite a few little specimens. I have a question for the prep masters among us. I live in a very clean apartment (due to my wife) and have very little options for prepping the trilos I found there. What tools or techniques would you recommend that don't involve sand blasting or compressors?
  3. Hi All Avid Fossil Walker , love what you can fiind, Please find Enclosed my First Prepping Attempts, On my Finds..... Love Any Feedback , good or Bad.. Its all a Learning Curve for me Cheers Bob Before and After Photos another before and after another pair last Ones my fav
  4. Had fun with this left mandible from a Bos primigenius today as I used a new prepping technique I’ve not tried before. After removing as much matrix as possible with a sharpened wooden spatula and brushing away all the resulting dust. I decided instead of rinsing the bone under a tap I would try and remove as much residue as possible with everyday “non- perfumed wet wipes”. And I must admit the results are quite satisfactory on two parts, firstly the problems I always encountered when prepping this type of bone. Is that after over soaking with flowing tap water you could never really dry out the internal structure of the bone sufficiently. Secondly there is far less mess in my utility sink.
  5. …..One of many match boxes passed onto me by one of the longest serving members of the Stamford and District Geological Society. With the promise of giving the fossils (which are encased inside) some much needed TLC. The majority of these housed match box fossils were collected in the mid-1980s. A brief scribble on the box or a very small moth eaten note is supplied with the contents, with very little other information attached. But for me that’s where the fun begins. As you push the somewhat tatty draws of the match boxes open, a story to research unfolds. With the British Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Caenozoic books to hand I begin. These are clearly Brachiopods with a penned clue “Filey Brigg “but why, when and how have they come to be!
  6. Waste not, want not.

    I used to just bag up loose matrix from bone material to sieve for macros. This is the first time I've tried drying out the dirty water from gently cleaning the bone. I'll post some results in the New Year if I should fine anything interesting.
  7. Is anyone sizing up some of their ( winter prepping fossils ) to bring out of cold storage yet. I'm slowly edging that way.
  8. prepping sheppey fossils

    Wouldnt it be great if all the nodules ive found over the last year were to prep themselves! Its gonna take me years plus a few new tools I think to get through this lot!! But on the plus side, who knows what treasures I mightifind inside them! :-D
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