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Found 32 results

  1. Ricky’s Field Museum prep

    Hey everybody! I realized I never made a thread for my internship at the Field Museum in Chicago this summer. I interned as a fossil preparator under Akiko Shinya in the McDonald’s Fossil Preparation Laboratory (that’s the “fish bowl” lab on the second floor right next to Evolving Planet with the big window). There were some amazing things being prepared in the lab - an Antarctic Lystrosaurus, lots of Dicynodonts, Green River fish (some massive Phareodus), Sauropod femurs and ribs, a massive slab containing several sturgeon and paddlefish - but I’m not sure if I am allowed to post pictures of them, so for the sake of confidentiality I won’t just in case. This is the lab, and I always sat in the red chair, right up next to the window. One of my favorite parts of this internship was seeing all the little kids so excited about what we were doing in there and interacting with them. I was preparing a Priscacara serrata (specimen PF 16961) from the Green River formation of Wyoming, Eocene (~52 mya). All I used was a pin vise and an Amscope stereoscope. This fish also seemed to have slightly “exploded” from the pressure of fossilization as well, it’s jaw was crooked and head smashed, thought most fins seemed surprisingly well intact. The prep took 199.5 hours to complete, from May to August. I finished the prep on the final day of my internship, staying late after the museum had closed to the public and all the others in the lab had gone home. But it was far worth it, because "your name will forever be associated with this specimen." -Akiko Shinya I took a picture at the end of every day and I made a time lapse with it to see the growth! The link is at the bottom of the post. (I kept that floating scale in front of its mouth because I thought it was kind of funny that it looked like the fish was trying to eat it!) You can watch the time lapse Here
  2. Well, I’m finally getting to dig into my truckload of fossils from my Wyoming trip with @RJB so it’s my turn to open up a prep thread. I spent a couple hours today poking around to find the perfect fish to start with. The 18” layer never disappoints. This good sized Diplomystus has 2 Knightia on top of it. I’m going to try to save both but I’m concerned that the right hand one is covering most of the Diplo’s skull. If that’s the case, the little guy will have to go! This is after about 90 minutes of scribe work.
  3. Priscacara or Cockerellites

    What is the proper name for Priscacara/Cockerellites fish, Priscacara or Cockerellites?
  4. Priscacara fry from Green River

    My wife and I took a wonderful trip to the American Quarry near Kemmerer, Wyoming this September. One of the most unusual finds we made was this teeny tiny Priscacara baby. I do love finding the big fish, but this tiny little guy has a lot of attitude. He was by far the smallest fish we found on the trip. edit - for those of you not familiar with US coins - fish is approx. 15 mm nose to tail.
  5. Wyoming Fossil Lake Trip

    Well what a quick dig. We started our trip to Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore with a couple of stops and our Search for fossils as we searched for two dig sites on our way. Our first stop was U-dig Fossils in Utah. Here we were suppose to hunt for trilobites but after to talking to a couple of people leaving the site they were very disappointed and found only a couple in their 2 hours. So because I had another site to check out we passed on digging there. Plus at 80.00 per person per day it didn’t not fit our plans. So our next stop ended up at the Fossil Safari in Wyoming where we were much happier and we all thought is was well worth it. It took us an extra hour to find the place because google maps put us on a goat trail that we had to turnaround on because we had an luggage rack attachment that had a low clearance. If it was not for a Park Ranger that was on the trail we would of found ourselves in trouble. But she was great redirecting us around the track we were on. So when we got to dig site we were surprised to see that their was only one other digger at the site. For me I just wanted to explore around the area and then start digging and the others just wanted to watch. But after I started digging and finding some fish fossils everyone wanted to dig. After talking to the manager of the site he explained that they found a prehistoric Horse on the ridge and he had two others digging. He allowed me to go and check it out but no photos as the site is privately funded and because I was a fellow hunter that I would enjoy it. Here are a couple pictures of us digging. Or should I say me!!!
  6. Priscacara indet. (Juvenile)

    From the album Green River Formation

    This is a very small 2.5 inch long Priscacara indet. These fish can easily be mistaken for a Knightia or an Amphiplaga because of the similarity in shape.
  7. Priscacara done!

    I just have to brag about @Ptychodus04 a bit more. This man is a master at preparing fossil fish. Someday I hope to be a fraction as good as he is. Here's what he ended up with on the Priscacara I sent him. This was not an easy prep. The right side was completely covered with matrix and the left side exposed. He glued the pieces back together and started prepping on the right side top down. Excellent job Kris. Here's what he sent me.
  8. Fish IG.jpg

    From the album Priscacara

    Vaniman <a href="http://www.yahoo.com">Vaniman</a>
  9. From the album Priscacara

    This specimen is from the Green River formation in Wyoming. Found split in two, unfortunately. These images show a before and after prep job using a Vaniman mobile Problast sandblaster. The specimen is a Priscacara from the Eocene period.
  10. From the album Priscacara

    This specimen is from the Green River formation in Wyoming. Found split in two, unfortunately. These images show a before and after prep job using a Vaniman mobile Problast sandblaster. The specimen is a Priscacara from the Eocene period.
  11. From the album Priscacara

    This specimen is from the Green River formation in Wyoming. Found split in two, unfortunately. These images show a before and after prep job using a Vaniman mobile Problast sandblaster. The specimen is a Priscacara from the Eocene period.
  12. From the album Priscacara

    This specimen is from the Green River formation in Wyoming. Found split in two, unfortunately. These images show a before and after prep job using a Vaniman mobile Problast sandblaster. The specimen is a Priscacara from the Eocene period.
  13. From the album Priscacara

    This specimen is from the Green River formation in Wyoming. Found split in two, unfortunately. These images show a before and after prep job using a Vaniman mobile Problast sandblaster. The specimen is a Priscacara from the Eocene period.
  14. From the album Priscacara

    This specimen is from the Green River formation in Wyoming. Found split in two, unfortunately. These images show a before and after prep job using a Vaniman mobile Problast sandblaster. The specimen is a Priscacara from the Eocene period.
  15. From the album Priscacara

    This specimen is from the Green River formation in Wyoming. Found split in two, unfortunately. These images show a before and after prep job using a Vaniman mobile Problast sandblaster. The specimen is a Priscacara from the Eocene period.
  16. From the album Priscacara

    This specimen is from the Green River formation in Wyoming. Found split in two, unfortunately. These images show a before and after prep job using a Vaniman mobile Problast sandblaster. The specimen is a Priscacara from the Eocene period.
  17. From the album Priscacara

    This specimen is from the Green River formation in Wyoming. Found split in two, unfortunately. These images show a before and after prep job using a Vaniman mobile Problast sandblaster. The specimen is a Priscacara from the Eocene period.
  18. From the album Priscacara

    This specimen is from the Green River formation in Wyoming. Found split in two, unfortunately. These images show a before and after prep job using a Vaniman mobile Problast sandblaster. The specimen is a Priscacara from the Eocene period.
  19. From the album Priscacara

    This specimen is from the Green River formation in Wyoming. Found split in two, unfortunately. These images show a before and after prep job using a Vaniman mobile Problast sandblaster. The specimen is a Priscacara from the Eocene period.
  20. From the album Priscacara

    This specimen is from the Green River formation in Wyoming. Found split in two, unfortunately. These images show a before and after prep job using a Vaniman mobile Problast sandblaster. The specimen is a Priscacara from the Eocene period.
  21. From the album Priscacara

    This specimen is from the Green River formation in Wyoming. Found split in two, unfortunately. These images show a before and after prep job using a Vaniman mobile Problast sandblaster. The specimen is a Priscacara from the Eocene period.
  22. From the album Priscacara

    This specimen is from the Green River formation in Wyoming. Found split in two, unfortunately. These images show a before and after prep job using a Vaniman mobile Problast sandblaster. The specimen is a Priscacara from the Eocene period.
  23. From the album Priscacara

    This specimen is from the Green River formation in Wyoming. Found split in two, unfortunately. These images show a before and after prep job using a Vaniman mobile Problast sandblaster. The specimen is a Priscacara from the Eocene period.
  24. Priscacara Preparation

    @Ptychodus04 is preparing a fossil fish in exchange for some on the side web development (web page). Here's where he is at with the preparation and I must say that I'm very pleased with the results. This is going to turn out to be one amazing fish. Here's a before and after. The before was a fish that was broken in half and in need of some restoration and repair but is mostly there. Kris is really working his magic on this one.
  25. I have difficulties to find out what this small fish (1.8" or 4,5cm) from the Eocene GRF is. A baby Priscacara or Cockerellites? Or is it a Hypsiprisca hypsacantha? Or one of these so far (?) undescribed Priscacara species? The tail fin seems to be very, very slightly forked (almost round) and the Praeoperculum bears some spines. So I would guess Hypsiprisca hypsacantha, but I am not sure. Who can help? Thanks Thomas
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