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So the other night I was at home rowing and watching YouTube videos on fossils and I came across one from a young lady from England- I do not recall her name and am not sure if she is on the forum. I have seen several of her videos and enjoyed them, but this one really caught my attention. She was cleaning fossils that she had collected and she was using a mop bucket. As I was watching this, I thought to myself, what a great idea she has. 
 

After I was done rowing, I searched the internet to see if I could find this great new piece of equipment for cleaning the fossils that I collect. After a couple of minutes, I discovered it is the O-Cedar Microfiber Easywring Spin Mop and Bucket System, I know, it’s a mouthful.

 

I found one today at a local home improvement store and purchased it for $33.00.

 

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The way this thing works is that after you fill it up with water, you put your dirty fossils in the spin apparatus.

 

Dirty Concretions-

 

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Spin apparatus-

 

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You then push down on the pedal, which makes it spin in the water.

 

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And you have clean concretions in no time.

 

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This will be great for Mazon Creek concretions, fossils that I collect in Southern Indiana, etc.

 

And the openings in the spin apparatus is small enough to capture some smaller fossils. See the Scale cube for size. Thanks again @Misha I told you that your scale cubes would be used.

 

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DPS Ammonite

You can spin your salad in it and then clean your kitchen floor up after dinner.

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12 minutes ago, DPS Ammonite said:

You can spin your salad in it and then clean your kitchen floor up after dinner.

You got that right.

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Looks like a great idea. I feel it depends on what value the fossils have to be spinning around in the bucket bumping with each other. I assume some details can be lost with such actions. I still feel hand cleaning is the best way to avoid any loss of detail.

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1 hour ago, RDV said:

Looks like a great idea. I feel it depends on what value the fossils have to be spinning around in the bucket bumping with each other. I assume some details can be lost with such actions. I still feel hand cleaning is the best way to avoid any loss of detail.

Probably best for unopened concretion type fossils as described/shown. I wouldn't put any exposed fossils in.

 

And you could find some silicone mesh bags you could rubber band the fossils inside for extra protection/prevent premature opening.

 

Catch and Release Ghost Style, Rubber Landing Net Bags

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On 4/2/2022 at 11:38 PM, Nimravis said:

a young lady from England- I do not recall her name

EmGems? :) A good channel anyway

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46 minutes ago, RuMert said:

EmGems? :) A good channel anyway

Correct

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