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Jack Kallmeyer


I know I implied that I am not fond of cell phone fossil photos for fossils but sometimes even I do it.  Here is a cell photo of a stromatoporoid that I cut and polished.  I needed to send this photo to another expert for help in determining the locality for the specimen.  This piece was very soft and porous so it didn’t take a high polish.  The patches that look pink/orange are remnants of the cerium oxide powder abrasive I use in the final polish that got into the pores.  I think the impromptu photo turned out fairly well.  Lighting was daylight from a window behind me.  The professional background is vinyl place-mats 🙂

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