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Palaeontology Preparation Laboratories

An isolated sclerite of Wiwaxia from the Lower Cambrian Mount Cap Formation, NW Canada; the microstructure preserved in this fossil reveals its close relationship to the polychaete worms.
We have laboratories which are equipped for acid preparation of microfossils: acetic acid is used for digestion of carbonates and another laboratory is equipped for palynological HF dissolution and etching of siliceous material.

A further laboratory is available for routine fossil preparation, including use of an air abrasive machine.

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Earth Sciences at Cambridge

Booking for the Cambridge Open Days on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 July 2018 is now open

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Saturday 22 September 2018: A one-day conference bringing together international scientists to mark 200 years since Adam Sedgwick was appointed to the Woodwardian Chair of Geology.

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