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Another Specimen I Am Working On


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This piece is from the same bonebed (Arrhinoceratops) as my previous post. this is a surangular. Same techniques as this one http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/47083-recent-volunteer-prep-work-at-the-royal-tyrrell-museum/.

I am almost done this one. I have creaed a support jacket and flipped it over. I will get more pics when I finish it next week and update.

Thanks for looking.

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A fossil hunter needs sharp eyes and a keen search image, a mental template that subconsciously evaluates everything he sees in his search for telltale clues. -Richard E. Leakey

http://prehistoricalberta.lefora.com

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This work is a great example of volunteers contributing to science, and garnering wonderful experience in the bargain!

"There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about." - Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

>Paleontology is an evolving science.

>May your wonders never cease!

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This work is a great example of volunteers contributing to science, and garnering wonderful experience in the bargain!

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Very cool!

~Charlie~

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Rejd, could you enter a short overview post into the "Museum Volunteers" topic <LINK>, and insert links to these topics of yours?

I'd do it, but would rather it be under your byline. :)

"There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about." - Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

>Paleontology is an evolving science.

>May your wonders never cease!

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Yes Auspex, for sure. I'll do it right away.

A fossil hunter needs sharp eyes and a keen search image, a mental template that subconsciously evaluates everything he sees in his search for telltale clues. -Richard E. Leakey

http://prehistoricalberta.lefora.com

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Thank you! Promoting volunteerism and pro-am cooperation is a pet project. There are so many opportunities out there to help, and to learn while doing :)

"There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about." - Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

>Paleontology is an evolving science.

>May your wonders never cease!

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I can't agree more. I am amazed at how all the scientists and technician, that I have dealt with directly, are willing to take time out of their busy days to help me or explain stuff to me. For instance, in the case of the specimen in this thread, it was originally labeled as a quadrate. One of the senior technicians was looking at the specimen and concluded that is was indeed a surangular. This was something I was not familiar with so he spent the next 30 min explaining what it was and how it fit in the skull. He then took me to the prepped storage area and showed me other examples to help me visualise what it actually was I was prepping. Lots of great people at the Tyrrell!

A fossil hunter needs sharp eyes and a keen search image, a mental template that subconsciously evaluates everything he sees in his search for telltale clues. -Richard E. Leakey

http://prehistoricalberta.lefora.com

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I completely agree with Claire. Nothing like a little plaster jacket to transition from hobby to straight up paleontology! ;) If you don't mind me asking, what adhesive(s) have you been using on the consolidation? It looks fantastic!

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Hi Cojo, I am using Paraloid B72 mixed anywhere from about 5% WV to 50% WV. I have also used some 2 part expoxy for filling larger gaps. I should be heading out there again this week sometime and I will get some more pics to show the progress.

A fossil hunter needs sharp eyes and a keen search image, a mental template that subconsciously evaluates everything he sees in his search for telltale clues. -Richard E. Leakey

http://prehistoricalberta.lefora.com

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Awesome! I just got some paraloid mixed up this week and, after seeing your results, that is great to hear. Can't wait to see em!

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It is great stuff to work with and consolidates really well. It is easily reversable as well with acetone which is a bonus.

A fossil hunter needs sharp eyes and a keen search image, a mental template that subconsciously evaluates everything he sees in his search for telltale clues. -Richard E. Leakey

http://prehistoricalberta.lefora.com

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