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      STONE-SPLITTERS AND EXPANSIVE DEMOLITION AGENTS IN VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS

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          Two techniques (stone-splitters and demolition agents) are revealed to be efficient methods for breaking large stone blocks in extreme paleontological excavation. In certain conditions – where security factors, permission issues, terrain conditions, rock properties are problematic – the traditional methods for breaking large rock blocks cannot be applied (e.g. crane trucks or explosives). Using an expansive demolition agent or stone-splitters after drilling equidistant holes not only allows a cheap, quick and safe solution but also permits precise removal of up to 9 ton blocks. Stone-splitters are a three-part tool that when inserted linearly and equidistantly along a brittle rock mass cause a precise fracture.

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          [CICEGe, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Quinta da Torre, P-2829-516 Caparica, PORTUGAL ]
          [Museu da Lourinhã, Rua João Luis de Moura, 2530-157 Lourinhã, Portugal ]
          Journal
          16465806
          JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES
          GEAL, Museu da Lourinha (Portugal )
          1646-5806
          2008
          : 3
          : 1-6
          © 2008 Mateus and Araújo

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