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  1. My son found a fossilized crab claw in western Washington State and I'm having a lot of difficulty prepping it. I have a Dremel with a carbide fossil prep tip (very basic tools), but when I get close to the claw shell, the matrix is not coming off cleanly and I'm worried that I'll destroy it. I've previously prepped some ammonites with the same tool and the matrix just popped off at the shell. The matrix seems to be very hard sandstone and seems to get more dense closer to the claw. Does anyone have suggestions as to how I can prep this? Is there like an acid or something I can do to weaken the bond between the matrix and claw? Is there another technique to separate I attached some pics where I started to prep, but the only part where the claw is sticking out is the very tip (small tan area in the Tip pic). The dark line in the pics is super glue where I had to glue the two pieces back together when I split the claw as a cross section. I could see by the cross section that the claw shells is very thin.
  2. Adara

    Canine tooth?

    My girlfriend found this about 20 years ago on a beach on Assateague Island, Maryland, and no one has been able to ID it. It's about 5.5" long
  3. Taycarben

    Crab claw?

    Assuming this is a crab claw. I found on Panama City Beach, Florida, yesterday morning.
  4. Greetings, found a fantastic crab claw and pieces on the NC southern coast. I believe them to be from the PEE DEE formation.
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