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Here some pictures of my FOTM prep. Unfortunely, I have no pictures of the skull prep. Only the mandible

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Fruitbat

Beautiful prep work on a VERY nice specimen!  How hard is that matrix to remove?  I've done similar specimens from the White River Badlands in Nebraska/South Dakota/Wyoming, USA and I know how carefully you have to work on those to remove them from the matrix without damaging them.

 

-Joe

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Coco

Hi,

 

Wohhh ! What a prep ! Was the matrix hard ? How long time to prep ? Congrats again !

 

Coco

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caterpillar

The matrix is very hard and the bone is like plaster. The enamel breaks like glass. A true nightmare!!

I dont know exactly the time to prep but many, many hours!

And the prep of skull was ten times worse.

White River material is Disneyland for comparison!!

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RJB

Wow!  Matrix like concrete with glass like bone!  Id say you did an excellent job!!   A really nice piece!

 

RB

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Troodon

Very nice, an excellent job...its beautiful.   Do you know what it is from?

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ynot
1 hour ago, Troodon said:

 Do you know what it is from?

Palaeotherium magnum

upper eocene (ludien)

Southwest France

 

Just won MAY VFOTM.

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Jaimin013

Outstanding prep work. This is so cool!

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ynot

Whoops,

I forgot to mention....

Nice prep show on the mandible @caterpillar.:thumbsu:

 

Thanks for sharing this.

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jpc

I have to agree... White River is Disneyland compared to this stuff.  Assuming the pieces you brought me were from the same site.  The matrix looks the same.  

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caterpillar

Yes it is

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Vaniman

Awesome Job! 

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