Preparation projects

Dinosaur Bones

Mechanical Preparation

Chemical Preparation

Moulding & Casting

Vertebrate Ichnology

Tracks & Trackways

The P.R.P.R.C. already has a wide variety of fossil material from several different formations and localities. A variety of preparation techniques are employed depending on what type of fossil is being prepared and what kind of rock it is encased in. Some fossils like tracks and teeth are relatively solid while others like fish (below) and plant fossils are little more than frail carbon films. Each fossil comes with its own unique challenge from a preparator's perspective and patience and a steady hand are much desired qualities to bring to the job.

A Triassic age fossil fish from the Tumbler Ridge area

(click on fish to see closeup of scale ornamentation)