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Conservation of Geological Collections

Editor  R.E. Child

Until fairly recently geological specimens were considered to be safe in collections. This publication addresses the problems of deterioration which can arise through casual handling and poor storage conditions. It also covers the deleterious effects of certain previous conservation treatments. Guidelines are given for safer handling techniques and storage conditions and recommendations made for good cleaning and packaging practice. Potential serious health risks to researchers in contact with certain geological specimens are also discussed.

ISBN 1873132603
Binding Paperback
Dimensions 148 x 211mm
Pages 76
Illustrations 8 colour
Published January 1994
Price £15.00