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  1. Ocean down our way has been pretty rough, so time to hit the beach again. Main mission was to get some nice bone for a side project but good crabs are always priority. @Doctor Mud couldnt make it due to flying from Australia and getting back before work on monday was a "bit of a mission". Only a couple of photos sorry because it started *raining sideways* and my phone was getting covered in sand and water and popped up with a warning that the plug hole was getting wet. The Cliffs have been moving and with some really big rocks that rolled 10 meters or so out across the beach so I was very cautious around the cliffs. I know its probably not, but this looked to me like a shark tooth negative... I'm sure I've seen this one before... I threw this feller out onto the beach for my return journey incase I didnt come across anything better - however I didnt pick it up on the way back. Anyway after here it got too wet for the camera, and even my hunting wet weather gear was starting to soak through so no more photos. The beach was not good, churned up but a lot was buried - then I came across an old friend. I found him a few months ago but had a full backpack. Have tried to find him on a couple of trips since but no luck. But - 150 metres to the north of when he was last seen - my back moaned as I flipped the rock and I knew I was committed. You cant leave one behind when nature has done such a good job already.. @mamlambo - I see your 23 KG and raise you 10KG
  2. Giving fossils wet look

    I only prep with hand tools at the moment so I can rarely get all the matrix off a fossil. However, when wet, the matrix is usually impossible to see and the fossil looks very well prepped. Is there a coating I can use to keep the fossil looking wet? I’m looking to try this on trilobites in particular.
  3. Keeping the wet look

    Sometimes a fossil shows more of its detail when wet than when dry. The photos below show what I mean. What is a good way to treat the fossil (I mean with oil etc.) so that it will keep the more attractive wet look? The first photo is dry, the second is wet. The pictures were taken with the same lighting and camera settings. Russ
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