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I used to just bag up loose matrix from bone material to sieve for macros. This is the first time I've tried drying out the dirty water from gently cleaning the bone. I'll post some results in the New Year if I should fine anything interesting.

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Darren

 

I suspect you will still have to sieve the material to get uniformity in size as you sort.

If not as you look the prize find may be discarded because it was hidden from view by a larger rock.

 

Mike D'Arcy

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I've sieved 'prep matrix' with success in the past.  I hope you find a few little 'gems', Darren.  :)

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:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:

 

I hope you find some goodies, Darren.  :fingerscrossed:

 

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Iv'e done this with some Cretaceous slurry that was left when washing the larger finds. It is surprising how many tiny treasures are in the dried mud that is left. Hope to see what you find. :) 

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Good luck, hope something nice and rare shows up!:dinothumb:

:popcorn:

Tony

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Thank you everyone, as I'm quite excited about this particular project. I've a tried and tested plan in place for this particular matrix , thanks to the help of @MarcoSr . But this will be a first for taking matrix from the bone. As apposed to gathering material from around Insitu bones for me.

 

Here's a few more photos showing as much as the matrix removed as possible. It's quite time consuming with a sharpened wooden spatchler.

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