Mississippian Bryozoan
Warsaw Formation
St. Louis, Missouri

Rhombopora sp.

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Rhombopora sp.

This is one of the first fossils I prepared many years ago.

The larger close-up views illustrate why magnification is important when preparing fossils.
Time is also a factor. The old saying that "haste makes waste" applies also to fossil preparation.
This specimen was prepared under the microscope using only a micro-abrasive unit. No other
tools were required because Mother Nature had prepared 75% of the fossil for me.

If you are going to prepare a fossil and others may use a magnifier to examine it ...
I would suggest slow preparation under magnification.

Barry Sutton

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