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So a bit of newbie advice please I keep my fossil collection on an bookshelf. Exposed to the indoor elements (heating etc) as it was. Mainly fish and plants with a few Trilobites and Ammonites Am thinking mainly in terms of the fish and plants. Is there any chance that part of the fossil will flake off the matrix? Would some sort of lacquer spray offer better protection? If so, any suggestions?
I have to confess, I know virtually nothing about collecting fossils. I bought this little trilobite fossil for $14. It has some sort of glossy coating on it which I assume was done by another inexperienced collector in an attempt to preserve it. If I pour Acetone or paint thinner or something else on it and lightly brush it with a toothbrush to get rid of the coating, will that damage the original fossil material or the matrix? Thanks. Scott Fossil: