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I have plant fossils that I want to prepare. The plant remains occur in a thin ferruginous fine-grained ferro-alumosilicate layer. The fossils are covered with calcium sulfate crystals. Those obscure the fossil. It would be a great help if someone could explain how to remove them! I could not find a way to dissolve them, so painstaking manual removal with a pin is the only option i found... In the picture you can see the row of leaves (bennetittales) with the white crystals on top.
Hi TFF friends, I found a month ago in a road cut near Mifune (Mifune group formation, lower formation,Turonian), all kind of plant materials including Platanus leaves, Araucaria leaves and various unidentified plant material. Fossils are abundant but only fragmentary. Among all these fragments, there is a pretty large fossil of a kind of " palm tree" that I am trying to identify (not much documentation about this formation flora). I am thinking about Zamites sp or Podozamites sp but I do not really know how to differenciate these two plants. Can anyone enlight me concerning the differences between Zamites and Podozamites? Any book suggestion? Looking forward to reading your answers. Thank you by advance, David