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Making Thin Sections
Preparation and Conservation: Supplies and Equipment

Cellulose Peel Technique
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Digital Cameras on the Microscope
Focus Stacking (Photography, Extended Depth of Field)
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Making Thin Sections
Preparation and Conservation: Supplies and Equipment

Cellulose Peel Technique
Latex Casts
Microscopy
Photography and Scanning
Digital Cameras on the Microscope
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR)
Superresolution (SR)
X-ray and Tomography
Geostatistics
Tutorials, Tips and Tricks to selected Writing and Drawing Computer Programs@
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Grafic Software@
What´s New, Articles for Palaeo- and Geoscientists@
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: General@
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: Geology@
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: Palaeontology@
! Chemotaxonomy and Chemometric Palaeobotany@


Preparation and Conservation Technics


Rainer Albert, Steinkern.de: Die Konservierung sulfidisierter Fossilien mittels Ethanolaminthioglycolat und Paraloid B67. In German.

Marc Behrendt Fossil News: Fossil Preparation. Tips on making your finds look their best.

! Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley: Plant Fossils and Their Preservation.

! Lorna Ash & Heather Kroening, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta: Instructional Multimedia, Multimedia Topics, Botany. Go to: Peel Technique. See also here. Online and downloadable flash 4 movies. Excellent!

Keith W. Abineri, West Borough, Wimborne, Dorset, UK: THE EXAMINATION OF MICROFOSSILS, NANNOFOSSILS AND OTHER MICROSCOPICAL OBJECTS USING CELLULOSE LACQUER ROCK PEELS.

Marc Behrendt, Fossil News December, 1999, (Journal of Amateur Paleontologists), Boulder, Colorado: Fossil Preparation.

Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley: Plant Fossils and Their Preservation.

Fred Clouter: The trouble with pyrite. In PDF.

Margaret E. Collinson: Pyrite Conservation from Fossil Plants of the London Clay. In PDF.

L. Cornish and A. Doyle (1984): Use of ethanolamine thioglycollate in the conservation of pyritized fossils PDF file, Palaeontology, 27. 421-424.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science: Follow a Plant Fossil: Preparation.

! C.G. Diedrich (2009): A coelacanthid-rich site at Hasbergen (NW Germany): taphonomy and palaeoenvironment of a first systematic excavation in the Kupferschiefer (Upper Permian, Lopingian). In PDF, Palaeobio. Palaeoenv., 89: 67-94.
Mapped taphonomy of plants, invertebrates and fish vertebrates at six different planal levels on a 12 m2 area.

Earth Science Australia: Fossil Preparation and Conservation.

Norbert und Doris Fischer, Mainz, Germany: Excavation Dictionary. A German-English English-German collection of technical terms in excavation technology and archaeology.

Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida: Fossil Preparation and Conservation. The information contained in fossils can be developed and enhanced by proper preparation techniques. The topics in these pages will help you to accomplish the goals of both preparation and conservation of fossil specimens.

Fossil Preparation (American Museum of Natural History and The Paleontology Portal). Go to: Pyrite "Disease".

Journal of Paleontological Techniques

Heather Kroening, & Karen Hagen, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta: Instructional Multimedia, Multimedia Topics, Procedures. Go to: How to make a wet mount. Online and downloadable flash movie.

Glen Kuban, Kuban´s Paleo Place: Fossil Preparation.

Glen J. Kuban: Making Silicone Rubber Molds.

LRC Core Facility, Limnological Research Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis: Floral and faunal components, Charcoal counting (sieve method). Procedure writeup (PDF file).

Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison: Paleontological Experiences for Science Teachers (funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute). Hands-on training in vertebrate paleontology, using fieldwork and laboratory work. Go to: Brief guide to preparing fossils with dental picks.

! A. Newman (1998): Pyrite oxidation and museum collections: a review of theory and conservation treatments. In PDF, Geological Curator 6: 363-371.

PageWise: Methods in Plant Histology. PageWise publishes articles on the internet, making them available to everyone. Book extract (published early in the 1900s), without images.

! Imogen Poole and Geoffrey E. Lloyd (2000): Alternative SEM techniques for observing pyritised fossil material. PDF file, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 112: 287-295.

M.E. Popa (2010): Field and laboratory techniques in plant compressions: an integrated approach. PDF file, Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae, 7: 279-283.

Jan Kresten Nielsen and Sten Lennart Jakobsen, Palaeontologia Electronica: EXTRACTION OF CALCAREOUS MACROFOSSILS ... (PDF file). A waterblasting technique is introduced as a cleaning agent in fossil preparation. Some references on air abrasion.

! Philip D. Rack, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee: Materials Laboratory Procedures. Go to:
Optical Microscopy, and Sample Preparation (PDF files).
The nuts and bolds of microscopy, including hints about sample preparation.

! James B. Riding and Jane E. Kyffin-Hughes (2004): A review oft the laboratory preparation of palynomorphs with a description of an effective non-acid technique. PDF file, Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, 7: 13-44. Including a review of laboratory techniques on page 2.

Gar W. Rothwell, Department of Environmental and Plant Biology Ohio University, Athens: Paleobotany. This course covers the evolutionary history of plants as revealed by the fossil record. Go to: Cutting a Coal Ball, and Coal Ball Peel Technique.

Andrew C. Scott (website provided by science.jrank.org): Fossil plants, The nature of fossil plants, The uses of fossil plants.

Sally Shelton, San Diego Natural History Museum: Pyrite Preservation.

! W.E. Stein et al. (1982): Techniques for preparation of pyrite and limonite permineralizations. PDF file.

J. Stevenson and S.G. Haberle (2005): Macro Charcoal Analysis: A modified technique used by the Department of Archaeology and Natural History. In PDF, PalaeoWorks Technical Report, 5.

R.A. Stockey, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta: Preservation Types and Paleobotanical Techniques. A bibliography.

Used-line.com. A search engine for buyers of used, refurbished and surplus test and measurement, lab and semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

Verband Deutscher Präparatoren (VDP). In German.

! Steve Wagner, Paleocurrents.com, Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS): Fossil Preparation. This page describes some common tools and techniques used by paleontologists to repair and trim fossils.

James M. White, Geological Survey of Canada, Calgary (Highlights from Recent CAP Newsletters): Differential Sorting of Palynomorphs During Preparation: Some Useful Research Topics.

P.J. Whybrow (1985): A history of fossil collecting and preparation techniques. In PDF.












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Preparation and Conservation: Supplies and Equipment

Cellulose Peel Technique
Microscopy
Photography and Scanning
X-ray and Tomography
Geostatistics
Tutorials, Tips and Tricks to selected Writing and Drawing Computer Programs@
Digital Image Processing@
Grafic Software@
What´s New, Articles for Palaeo- and Geoscientists@
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: General@
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: Geology@
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: Palaeontology@
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: Botany@
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Making Thin Sections


About.com: > Rocks & Sediments > Thin Sections.

Biozentrum Uni Basel und REM-Labor Uni Basel: Blockkurs Mikroskopie. A Tutorial (in German). Go to: Einbetten und Dünnschneiden.

Henry Barwood, Mineral Resources Section, Indiana Geological Survey, Bloomington, Indiana: The mineralogy and origin of coal balls.

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge: Optical Microscopy and Specimen Preparation. This teaching and learning package provides an introduction to the use of optical microscopes. It introduces the different types of microscope used to examine specimens and how to set them up correctly. There is also an introduction to specimen preparation.

C. Dorronsoro, Departament of Pedology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Spain: Thin sections. How to obtain thin sections.

Richard Hill, Lunar and Planetary Lab, University of Arizona (published by the Mid-America Paleontology Soc. in the Expo proceedings for 1999): Making Thin Sections by Hand. A method of manually making thin sections is presented. Simple techniques for maintaining parallelism that avoids direct measurement is described in detail and a number of examples are shown.

David M. Hirsch, Geology Department, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA: How to make a thin section.

Heather Kroening, & Karen Hagen, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta: Instructional Multimedia, Multimedia Topics, Procedures. Go to: How to make a wet mount. Online and downloadable flash movies.

Glen J. Kuban: FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions). Nine articles from an introduction to fossil collecting, e.g. Fossil Preparation.

Logitech Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland. Suppliers of thin section preparation equipment and systems. Go to: Thin section preparation techniques.

LRC Core Facility, Limnological Research Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis: Sedimentology and mineralogy, Thin sections (PDF file). This is a procedure writeup of the practical aspects of how to embed samples for thin section slab preparation.

PageWise Inc.: Public Bookshelf, Methods in Plant Histology. This book has been published in the early 1900´s. Go to: Plant histology: Paleobotany.

Gar W. Rothwell, Department of Environmental and Plant Biology Ohio University, Athens: Paleobotany. This course covers the evolutionary history of plants as revealed by the fossil record. Go to: Cutting a Coal Ball, and Coal Ball Peel Technique.

I. Salins and A. J. Ringrose-Voase, CSIRO Division of Soils, Canberra, Australia: Impregnation Techniques for Soils and Clay Materials. PDF file. The problems and overcoming them.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Thin section.












Home / Palaeobotanical Tools / Preparation and Conservation / Preparation and Conservation: Supplies and Equipment


Categories
Preparation and Conservation Technics
Making Thin Sections

Cellulose Peel Technique
Microscopy
Photography and Scanning
X-ray and Tomography
Geostatistics
Tutorials, Tips and Tricks to selected Writing and Drawing Computer Programs@
Digital Image Processing@
Grafic Software@
What´s New, Articles for Palaeo- and Geoscientists@
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: General@
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: Geology@
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: Palaeontology@
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: Botany@
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: Biology@
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: Environment@


Preparation and Conservation: Supplies and Equipment

The American Association of Paleontological Suppliers (A.A.P.S.). A.A.P.S. was organized to create a professional association of commercial fossil and mineral collectors and preparators for the purpose of promoting ethical collecting practices and cooperative liaisons with researchers, instructors, curators and exhibit managers in the academic and museum paleontological community.

Biotec Microslides, UK.

Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida: Preparation and Conservation Supplies and Equipment. A list of businesses and vendors that can provide you with the supplies you will need. This list is shown chiefly for the convenience of fossil collectors and preparators.

FSB Shop, Olaf Schwitalla, Germany. Supplies and Equipment (in German).

Gleumes Geosciences, Köln, Germany (in German). Geological maps, literature, tools.

Green Geology, Whittier, California. Micropaleo kits.

Henssen PalaeoWerkstatt. Preparation and conservation, casts and reconstructions, dioramas, etc.

Dr. F. Krantz, Rheinisches Mineralien-Kontor GmbH & Co. KG, Bonn, Germany.

Logitech Ltd.: Geological Sciences.

Lehrmittel Dieter Luksch, Gronsdorf. In German.

Verband Deutscher Präparatoren (VDP). In German.










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