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aggum1983
post Oct 4 2015, 03:20 PM
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Hello I was searching along Boulder creek and came across this. Can anyone identify this and are there any good tips on extracting it from the rock so i don't break it?

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post Oct 7 2015, 09:07 AM
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Colorado school of mines or the museum may be able to identify the fossil. As far as removal, leave it in the matrix until you speak to a professional. They can give excellent advice on clean up without damaging the actual fossil.
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post Oct 10 2015, 09:25 AM
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QUOTE (fenixsmom @ Oct 7 2015, 11:07 AM) *
Colorado school of mines or the museum may be able to identify the fossil. As far as removal, leave it in the matrix until you speak to a professional. They can give excellent advice on clean up without damaging the actual fossil.



Thank you for the reply Fenixsmom. I did take it to the Paleontology Dept at CU and she said that it was a shell fossil, but can't identify it until more is exposed. She gave me some techniques on how to expose more. Thanks again for the reply
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post Oct 15 2015, 07:11 AM
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I'm very happy to help! I'm also glad she gave you some great advice! I hope you'll post the cleaned specimen!
It looks kind of like an oyster shell or a conch. :)
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post Jul 2 2016, 07:37 PM
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Here is what i have so far. I think there isn't much more to expose
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post Jul 4 2016, 06:20 PM
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QUOTE (aggum1983 @ Jul 2 2016, 09:37 PM) *
Here is what i have so far. I think there isn't much more to expose


It' looks great aggum1983! Good job!


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post Jul 6 2016, 09:00 AM
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QUOTE (MikeS @ Jul 4 2016, 08:20 PM) *
It' looks great aggum1983! Good job!





Thank you MikeS. I'll work some more and see if there is anything else to expose.

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