Dry Dredgers Field Trip
November 22, 2003
Dan Cooper's Open House

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A Tour of Dan's Fossil Prep Lab

Dan opened countless drawers of fossils waiting to be prepared. The group gathered as he gave us a tour.
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The pictures above show what the trilobites with shale look like before Dan prepares (cleans) them. The pictures below show a couple of prepared Flexicalymene from his collection. (The first looks like the species retrorsa and the one shown after that looks like meeki.)

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Click on the picture to read the labels.

Explorer the above drawer yourself.
Click on a fossil in the picture above to enlarge that fossil.

There was plenty of time while Dan was working on a member's fossils to browse casually around his shop.

This very special display is hung under a trilobite poster. Can you tell what it says?

Next Page: A Fossil Cleaning Demonstration: Rhombiferan

Table of Contents

Page 1: Introduction
Page 2: A Tour of Dan's Fossil Prep Lab
Page 3: A Fossil Cleaning Demonstration: Rhombiferan
Page 4: A Seastar Gets A Chemical / Cleaning a Phacops Trilobite
Page 5: Other Specimens Cleaned That Day

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