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Stopped Cleaning Crab

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Found this specimen in "Woodbine" Tarrant/Dallas Co.

Worked some Using 3/8" surgical chisel, got this far and had to stop. Carapace began to chip off with the matrix.

MB, whatcha think?

Jess B.

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bone2stone

Another view

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bone2stone

Bottom view

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MB

It's the best thing you could do, do not touch more :)

There are better ways to clean up it.

I'm a volunteer :)

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RJB

Im with MB. Woah!!! Stop!!! MB has volunteered. I would take him up on that.

RB

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bone2stone

MB,

PM me as to what you have in mind.

Most of exposed parts were expose when found.

I started to work at it and realized it was out of my area of expertise.

I coated exposed areas with "clear" fingernail polish, easily removable.

It helped to preserve the fragile parts as I examined/handled and worked at it.

Jess B.

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jpc

Yes.. this needs much finer work than a 3/8 inch chisel. Great find, by the way.

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bone2stone

On it's way to "Spain"!!!!

Should be there soon.

Thanks MB for assisting me in this.

I hope the other comparative specimens are enough to give you an overall as to what to expect within the matrix.

BTW: The University of Texas @ Austin is where the "starfish" Comptonaster Adamsi is housed. (formerly named Coppellaster Adamsi)

Find made by a mentored friend. He is the one who found the footprints near Granbury Tex.

Jess B.

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JohnJ

You can count on 'MB' (Alex). He is a pleasure to work with.

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