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Consolidation, Stabilization and Replication Techniques

  • Owen R. Green
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Abstract

The removal of fossil specimens from the field to the laboratory is the responsibility of the collector. During the stages of removal, packing and transportation, ensure the minimum amount of damage and information loss from the specimen. Preliminary conservation procedures, specimen consolidation and stabilization, may have to be performed in the field to achieve this. Occasionally it may be neither practical nor possible to remove specimens back to the laboratory (e.g. moulds and large trace fossils). Fossil replication procedures, using compounds such as moulding clays, plaster, silicone rubbers, reinforced rubbers (latex) and glassfibre plastics, may be undertaken in such circumstance’s.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Owen R. Green
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  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of OxfordHolt, NorfolkUK

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