FOSSIL PREPARATION - Our goal in preparing a fossil is to remove all of the matrix off the fossil and stabilize it without damage or alteration to the surface. This process is different with every fossil depending on its condition, though we have developed basic principles and procedures to achieve the best results. When fossils are found in the field, they are very fragile, we cannot just pick them up and dust them off. They must be carefully collected and documented to ensure the best results in our preparation facility. We will explore that entire process below with text, videos, and pictures.