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Surprising things you can learn from unremarkable looking fossils

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Surprising things you can learn from unremarkable looking fossils
Some of the most interesting stories come from the most unremarkable looking fossils..People always like big spectacular fossils, entire ichthyosaur skeletons and blocks full of ammonites. These are wonderful finds, but you are unlikely to make them unless you can get to good sites regularly and know exactly what you are doing. Do not despair! Small unremarkable looking [...]

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Superglues in Fossil Preparation

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Superglues in Fossil Preparation
What are superglues?When you need a super-strong bond, there’s nothing that quite beats superglue! Superglues are technically known as cyanoacrylates, which are a group of quick bonding acrylic resins that can bond anything from plastic, to metal, to your favourite rocks and minerals. They use the humidity in the atmosphere to trigger a reaction that turns the liquid glue to [...]

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Basic Oiled Air Compressor Maintenance

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Basic Oiled Air Compressor Maintenance
Like any other tool, air compressors require a little TLC to keep them in good running order. We’ve put together a list of basic DIY servicing and maintenance you can do to keep your set up running efficiently for as long as possible.By performing a little maintenance, you’ll keep you down your energy consumption and [...]

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Preparation of ammonites from the 'Junction Bed' of Ilminster, Somerset

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Preparation of ammonites from the  'Junction Bed' of  Ilminster, Somerset
Fossils from the Marlstone rock and Junction bed (now known as the Beacon Limestone Formation) can be found on the Dorset coast between Seatown and Eype and also in the Fields on the higher ridges around Ilminster. Despite the closeness of these two sites the collecting is different at each of them. This [...]

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Fossil preparation of an Arnioceras ammonite from Charmouth, UK

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Fossil preparation of an Arnioceras ammonite from Charmouth, UK
This Arnioceras sp. ammonite was found by a couple of one of The Wobbly Fossiler’s guided walks on Charmouth beach. Whilst not the biggest ammonite of this type ever found, its size (80mm) and quality are very uncommon from the location. The particular rock is usually not worth preparing as the ammonites are often crushed [...]

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