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Triassic kid
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could give me some advice on how to prepare/expose small, delicate fossils set in sandstone (and mudstone?) Any help would be much appreciated
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Triassic kid
Here are some pictures of what I want to prep/expose IMG_20200505_130032.jpg  IMG_20200505_130118.jpg 
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prep01
Hi, I'm afraid there is no real definitive answer! Every fossil you find is unique, in itself and in how you go about prepping it! Also, what you want to get out of the execise and the equipment you have available. The most important thing is experience! I have been prepping fossils for about 50 years and still struggle occasionally and learning new techniques!
Colin Huller
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Triassic kid
Oh well- thanks anyway Collin🙂
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Rolo
If you want to have a go without investing a great deal of hard earned on the sort of kit professionals use, a Burgess engraver is very good. Works in a similar way, and has an adjustable chisel action so it can do pretty fine work as well as more brutal. It takes practice so have a go on scrap stuff first, not your prize specimen. For softer and fragile stuff standard dental tools are cheap and ideal.
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Triassic kid
Great thanks, I'll look into it!
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