Flinters dont waste your time on this post, it's just general interest.
I just unearthed half a 5 gallon bucket of "rock" that I had set aside in the shed 10 years ago..
I decided to belatedly process the material, mainly to free up the bucket for other use ! This posting will be in several installments as the cleaning unfolds.
The subject, Grey colored Eagle Ford Contact material. To see EXACTLY where this comes from...back to front page..4th row of icons up from bottom...open " SHARK TEETH TRIPS" ( note a very young Badger )
This is a delicate fish scale, will leave it insitu
First step to removing fossils is to soak in water ( I made a 5 gallon sized 1/4 inch mesh screen )
Pretty interesting looking stuff you got there. Looks like clay. I'll bet there's going to be some magnifying glass studies on the finished product, bet there's some very small bone and tooth fragments mixed in.
Final phase has arrived. Now just hours & hours of just going through the material one handfull at a time. Seperate containers for 1. teeth 2.bone/scales
3. All other ( unidentifiable sea floor debris )
Just setting this picture up I grabbed a few obvious things of interest...Biggest one is a "crusher " tooth.
Ten years ago I did the same thing but with much more material. Dont know if I want to get this involved again...