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

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Other Specimens Cleaned  That Day

In the morning, a member brought in a beautiful, enrolled Isotelus Trilobite. The pictures below were taken after Dan was done cleaning it. Nice specimen!

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Here's a great prone Flexicalymene, found by a Dry Dredger and already cleaned at time of photo

Here's a great Flexicalymene on a shale nodule. It has already been cleaned by Dan when I arrived on the scene.
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Next is a Flexicalymene retrorsa from the Waynesville Ft. Ancient member, that I had personally surface-collected (not dug). I first soaked it in Quaternary Ammonium. Then Dan Cooper used his air abrasive tool on it. It now looks great!

Now for a few stray "before" pictures that I didn't get a chance to take an "after picture", due to the nice weather.

The first is a TINY trilobite.

Next is a Flexicalymene.

This Isotelus has loose exoskeleton fragments that are waiting to be glued back in place.

Here it is all cleaned up!!! 

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That's all for this field trip. We hope you enjoyed it!

Next Field Trip: March 27, 2004 - Southeastern, Indiana

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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