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  1. rachelgardner01

    Penn dixie never disappoints!

    Penn Dixie never disappoints Hubby and I went last Saturday and I got loads of goodies. I find it rather interesting how all of these trilobites came from the same small area but the way they sit is so different. I would be curious to find out About the conditions that cause the "hugging" trilobites. It's hard to see because I need to be cleaned but each little group has a couple of them , mostly belly to belly. I'm trying to clean them useing an etching pen and a soft brush but pieces keep breaking off and I'm not sure how to do it without them crumbling.
  2. I am looking for something like rewoquat or a good substitute sold in the US, for breaking down shale and such?
  3. Hi all, I just acquired several Lebanese fossils that are very chalky. The fossils themselves are even slightly covered in a fine white dust. They also feel as though they could easily be damaged. Does anyone have any tips for cleaning of Lebanese fossils? Can I rinse them lightly with water? Should I also use a sealant on them? Thank you.
  4. Hey guys! So I thought that I would start a new blog here. I have been looking for videos and other instructional material on line for how to prep / clean a fossil and have not found much. Google did not seem to be to helpful in this matter. I did find a few more things on this forum and they were very helpful. I learned what materials I needed and some techniques of how to clean fossils, but nothing like "Make sure to do this.....", "don't do this....". So I was able to gain access to my School's Palio and geoscience lab, and we put together a fossil prep lab. Now it may not be as fancy
  5. Hello everyone! So i have been hard at work. Last time I damaged a couple of fossils because the PSI on the sandblasting machine was too high while I was working on removing matrix directly off the fossil. This time I learned that higher pressures like 20 or 40 PSI can be useful for removing large amounts of matrix that are not directly touching the fossil. While lower pressures like 5 PSI are useful for removing small amounts of matrix to expose details of fossils. Also it is a good idea to wait to expose details until the entire fossil is mostly exposed and only detail work remains. Thi
  6. Zachster

    Getting Started

    Hey guys! So I thought that I would start a new blog here. I have been looking for videos and other instructional material on line for how to prep / clean a fossil and have not found much. Google did not seem to be to helpful in this matter. I did find a few more things on this forum and they were very helpful. I learned what materials I needed and some techniques of how to clean fossils, but nothing like "Make sure to do this.....", "don't do this....". So I was able to gain access to my School's Palio and geoscience lab, and we put together a fossil prep lab. Now it may not be as fancy
  7. I am sorry if this is a redundant post, but the information I need seems to be spread throughout so many different places, and with so many differing opinions, that I am confused. I was hoping to find a discussion of pros & cons of one fossil cleaning method over another all in one place. Or even maybe a cool chart..."If you have ____ soak it for ____ days in ____ and then ____. DO NOT____ " Which is better, Vinegar, H2O2, or Baking Soda? Or does it depend on the material on the fossil as well as the fossil itself? Does Apple Cider Vinegar vs White Vinegar really matter? When is just wa
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