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Finally! Finished some Green River specimens!


LabRatKing

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I still have about 30 more to finish preparing, but so far, here are the best two I have prepped from my 2019 Green River run:

 

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Wow! The detail on the first one is spectacular. The fins are amazing! 

# of hours in prepping the first fish?

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Posting the photos here for when the links die. 

It's always best to post photos directly to the Forum. 

Links to 3rd party hosting sites almost always go inactive. :( 

 

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EDIT: PS - nice job on these. ;) 

 

 

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  Nothin like preppin out a fossil fish.  Good job man.

 

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5 hours ago, sharkdoctor said:

Wow! The detail on the first one is spectacular. The fins are amazing! 

# of hours in prepping the first fish?

-a

This one took a total of ten hours.

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So the Diplo was done by hand using only stainless steel dissection probes and then preserved with PVA.  Fresh Kemmerer stone is damp and soft as drywall, so if you aren’t in a hurry, super easy. There is an old thread on here showing a step by step. I sawed the slab to allow for addition of a brass engraved name plate as this is probably the finest vertebrate fossil I have found yet! ( This one is on the shelf of bragging in my office)
 

The Knightia is “as found” due to a lucky split. I used a drywall saw to square the slab and PVA mist to preserve.

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5 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Posting the photos here for when the links die. 

It's always best to post photos directly to the Forum. 

Links to 3rd party hosting sites almost always go inactive. :( 

 

IMG-4493.jpg

 

IMG-4494.jpg

 

 

EDIT: PS - nice job on these. ;) 

 

Thanks for the repost of the photos...I’m a decade out of date on resizing. 

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