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Fossil hunting gear (Dsc00843)

Fossil hunting gear (Dsc00843)

Typical gear used while fossil-hunting near Tecolotlan: pickaxes, masons trowels and ice picks (for chipping rocks and soil away from fossils); brush; plastic bags (for containing small fragments); plaster of paris (for preserving larger fragments before sending them to a laboratory); toilet paper (for ensuring the plaster does not stick to the plaster, damp toilet paper is first wrapped round the fossil before plastering).

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