Fossils From The Kem Kem Beds In Southeastern Morocco.
The Kem Kem Beds in southeastern Morocco were once full of a variety of prehistoric life which included dinosaurs and other land reptiles, flying pterosaurs, sharks and fish.
The fossils in this polish are from the Late Cretaceous Period 112-97 million years ago. This polish includes dinosaur, reptile, shark and fish fossils. Specifically, a mixture of Deltadromeus, Carcharodontosurus, Spinosaurus, and Onchopristis fossils. These fossils are readily available on the market and the small amount in this limited edition polish is not diminishing a rare commodity.
The fossils in this polish were acquired by Paleo Direct which houses their own preparation lab and has been working extensively with the digging, preparation and conservation of fossils and artifacts since 1986. They are a member with the American Association of Paleontological Suppliers and the Authentic Artifact Collectors Association. Each purchase of this polish comes with a certificate of authenticity as well as a fact sheet detailing the fossils used in this polish.
This polish is naturally colored from the pigment that is broken down and will have texture as well as larger pieces of pigment present in the polish finish. Each batch will have slight color variations. Naturally, larger particles will stick to the bottom and sides of the bottle and not suspend in the polish base. This polish in particular will have most of the pigment gathered to the bottom of the bottle because of the pigment weight, we recommend turning the bottle upside down to loosen the pigment or using a tool to retrieve the Fossils from the bottom of the bottle. This polish creates an effect as a topper and is not opaque.
Naturally, larger particles will stick to the bottom and sides of the bottle and not suspend in the polish base.
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Swatches by @ameliacarhartt @sunbeamnails.