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Posted in response to cleaning a fossil ? from celeste on July 01, 2010 at 12:56:25:

Re: cleaning a fossil ?

Don't see why using dish soap and light brushing wouldn't work. If the rock is hard and the fossil itself is solidly situated, it should clean up. Some sedimentary rocks can be soft or hard. If soft, take care with brushing. If your bacon grease has penetrated the surface and is resisting brushing, you might use some sandpaper
to remove a few thousandths of surface adjacent to the fossil to achieve cleanup. With a hard rock you might need to use a Dremel or other rotary tool to do the trick. I've used both methods to clean up rock surfaces that have been stained. Be cafeful of the fossil itself. A little discoloration of it might be acceptable if adjacent areas are cleaned up.

From Al B - July 01, 2010 at 18:24:38

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