jgcox

Mt. Orab Ohio Trilobite

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A friend in the Dry Dredgers gave me several flats of matrix he collected 10 years ago at Mt. Orab. He said I could use the matrix to practice prepping. So I found this Flexicalymene meeki, he is missing his phygidium but still a great display.

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Nice prep job, jgcox! :)

Regards,

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Looks great!

I hope to find and prepare similar looking fossils someday.

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would love to have been able to collect there just once! and of course score a 6 inch prone isotelus...

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Nice prep! Congrats on your continuous growth in the finely attuned skill that is fossil prep!

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would love to have been able to collect there just once! and of course score a 6 inch prone isotelus...

You wouldn't be satisfied with an enrolled specimen? I sure was, when I was there on Sunday with the Penn Dixie field trip! :D

Dan Cooper will be including the specimen in a growth sequence destined for the Smithsonian, so at the moment I don't even have a photo to show off, but my name will listed as the collector when it gets its NMNH number! B)

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I was wanting to know how to prep these trilobites. Do u use a pick or something more aggressive like a air scribe? I just came across a few and have never prepped one before. Any help would be great thanks in advance .

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DLB I use an air scribe or an electric engraver, then I use a pin vise with a needle tip to soften or remove matrix from between the thorax segments. I then use a mini sand blaster with dolomite as the blast media to clean off any hard to remove matrix. Hope this helps.

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Thanks I think it will help me I just need some practice ;)

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Practice on some broken specimens that way if you break a piece and you will then its not as bad as breaking a nice specimen. and practice on different matrixes also. Best of luck and practice practice and practice.

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enrolled works! i've found only one small isotelus, a perfect little enrolled "kermit the frog" back in 1980.

You wouldn't be satisfied with an enrolled specimen? I sure was, when I was there on Sunday with the Penn Dixie field trip! :D

Dan Cooper will be including the specimen in a growth sequence destined for the Smithsonian, so at the moment I don't even have a photo to show off, but my name will listed as the collector when it gets its NMNH number! B)

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Nice piece. Good prep

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