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Where can I buy a geology hammer in Paris?


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They were faster than me, but they're right, the quickest way to get one is probably at "Le Vieux Campeur", I'm quite sure they have some (Estwing).
I'm not sure that they are much cheaper online, especially on the website mentioned above, and you'll have to pay for the shipping.

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Please note that a geologist hammer is completely useless for extracting minerals out of rock, indeed such hammer is only useful to geologists for collecting rock samples.

For collecting minerals you need a club hammer and chisels. See here: http://www.gemologyonline.com/Forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=19397

After you read this article, I could suggest you suppliers in Paris, depending on what you wanna buy. PM me with a list of your needs.

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You could get an Estwing geologist hammer from the shop named "Au Vieux Campeur" (metro line 10, station: cluny la sorbonne)

However, please note that a geologist hammer is completely useless for extracting minerals out of rock, indeed such hammer is only useful to geologists for collecting rock samples.

For collecting minerals you need a club hammer and chisels. See here: http://www.gemologyonline.com/Forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=19397

After you read this article, I could suggest you suppliers in Paris, depending on what you wanna buy. PM me with a list of your needs.

Thank you very much, I am a palaeontology doctor student, so geology hammer is more useful for me.

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They were faster than me, but they're right, the quickest way to get one is probably at "Le Vieux Campeur", I'm quite sure they have some (Estwing).

I'm not sure that they are much cheaper online, especially on the website mentioned above, and you'll have to pay for the shipping.

Thank you for your kind answer!

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I'd suggest you to buy Estwing which is a good brand (made of quality steel). Estwing makes two different geologist hammers: one with pointed tip, and one with chisel tip. For paleontology, you would probably need the chisel-tip geologist hammer which is best for sedimentary rocks, it also has the advantage that you could use it as a crowbar (meaning that you could use it as a lever to split a fractured rock, which is less damaging to the fossils than hitting the rock). Also a 860g hammer will work better than a lighter one (meaning that you will need less hits to break the rock, thus you will produce less damage to the fossils).

I'd suggest this one: http://www.atelierlatrouvaille.com/marteaux-de-geologues-plat-et-pointe/8-c-marteau-egriseur-de-860gr.html

When striking rock, always wear protective plastic glasses: these are essential to protect your eyes from bad rock shrapnels! (the semi-open glasses are better than the completely closed glasses which tend to fog so you would likely end up not wearing these):

http://www.atelierlatrouvaille.com/B-Burins-couteaux-accessoires-etc/341-q-lunettes-de-protection.html

Now, if you need to break/split larger rocks, I'd also suggest you to get a club hammer (1.5kg, with plastic handle, not wood handle!), and a flat-blade Estwing rock chisel:

http://www.atelierlatrouvaille.com/C-Massettes-Estwing/11-b-massettes-estwing-1550-g-270-mm.html

http://www.atelierlatrouvaille.com/B-Burins-couteaux-accessoires-etc/2407-d-burin-estwing-plat-large.html

the webshop link I shared here is probably the best way for you to get all of these tools.

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I'd suggest you to buy Estwing which is a good brand (made of quality steel). Estwing makes two different geologist hammers: one with pointed tip, and one with chisel tip. For paleontology, you would probably need the chisel-tip geologist hammer which is best for sedimentary rocks, it also has the advantage that you could use it as a crowbar (meaning that you could use it as a lever to split a fractured rock, which is less damaging to the fossils than hitting the rock). Also a 860g hammer will work better than a lighter one (meaning that you will need less hits to break the rock, thus you will produce less damage to the fossils).

I'd suggest this one: http://www.atelierlatrouvaille.com/marteaux-de-geologues-plat-et-pointe/8-c-marteau-egriseur-de-860gr.html

When striking rock, always wear protective plastic glasses: these are essential to protect your eyes from bad rock shrapnels! (the semi-open glasses are better than the completely closed glasses which tend to fog so you would likely end up not wearing these):

http://www.atelierlatrouvaille.com/B-Burins-couteaux-accessoires-etc/341-q-lunettes-de-protection.html

Now, if you need to break/split larger rocks, I'd also suggest you to get a club hammer (1.5kg, with plastic handle), and a flat-blade Estwing rock chisel:

http://www.atelierlatrouvaille.com/C-Massettes-Estwing/11-b-massettes-estwing-1550-g-270-mm.html

http://www.atelierlatrouvaille.com/B-Burins-couteaux-accessoires-etc/2407-d-burin-estwing-plat-large.html

the webshop link I shared here is probably the best way for you to get all of these tools.

Thank you very much, you are so kind!

I have bought the hammer from Au Vieux Campeur, it is very near to my university. I focus on Permian to Triassic terrestrial strata in China. The stones are not so hard; Of course, Estwing is the best. I choose a right one for me.

I hope i have a chance to learn more from you, thank you!

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I'd suggest you to buy Estwing which is a good brand (made of quality steel). Estwing makes two different geologist hammers: one with pointed tip, and one with chisel tip. For paleontology, you would probably need the chisel-tip geologist hammer which is best for sedimentary rocks, it also has the advantage that you could use it as a crowbar (meaning that you could use it as a lever to split a fractured rock, which is less damaging to the fossils than hitting the rock). Also a 860g hammer will work better than a lighter one (meaning that you will need less hits to break the rock, thus you will produce less damage to the fossils).

I'd suggest this one: http://www.atelierlatrouvaille.com/marteaux-de-geologues-plat-et-pointe/8-c-marteau-egriseur-de-860gr.html

When striking rock, always wear protective plastic glasses: these are essential to protect your eyes from bad rock shrapnels! (the semi-open glasses are better than the completely closed glasses which tend to fog so you would likely end up not wearing these):

http://www.atelierlatrouvaille.com/B-Burins-couteaux-accessoires-etc/341-q-lunettes-de-protection.html

Now, if you need to break/split larger rocks, I'd also suggest you to get a club hammer (1.5kg, with plastic handle, not wood handle!), and a flat-blade Estwing rock chisel:

http://www.atelierlatrouvaille.com/C-Massettes-Estwing/11-b-massettes-estwing-1550-g-270-mm.html

http://www.atelierlatrouvaille.com/B-Burins-couteaux-accessoires-etc/2407-d-burin-estwing-plat-large.html

the webshop link I shared here is probably the best way for you to get all of these tools.

Do you often investigate on the field? I am not familiar with the strata here in France, do you know some good outcrops? I heard from my professor, in Dijon, there are many interesting ammonites? Do you know the precise location?

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Do you often investigate on the field? I am not familiar with the strata here in France, do you know some good outcrops? I heard from my professor, in Dijon, there are many interesting ammonites? Do you know the precise location?

If you're interested in Permian-Triassic ammonoids, better forget about France - the fossils and outcrops are too few here.

Permian-Triassic strata in central China (e.g. Sichuan, Shaanxi) are so much better!

However, Dijon is (or was, back in the 1980s-1990s) definitely one of the finest paleontology labs, when it comes to ammonites. There are many fossiliferous Jurassic outcrops in the neighborhood, some of them even reachable by bus ;) A few former students from Dijon have been working on P-T ammonoids from Morocco or the Himalayas, for example in Dr. Klug's team in Zürich (Switzerland).

Good luck with your research :super:

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If you're interested in Permian-Triassic ammonoids, better forget about France - the fossils and outcrops are too few here.

Permian-Triassic strata in central China (e.g. Sichuan, Shaanxi) are so much better!

However, Dijon is (or was, back in the 1980s-1990s) definitely one of the finest paleontology labs, when it comes to ammonites. There are many fossiliferous Jurassic outcrops in the neighborhood, some of them even reachable by bus ;) A few former students from Dijon have been working on P-T ammonoids from Morocco or the Himalayas, for example in Dr. Klug's team in Zürich (Switzerland).

Good luck with your research :super:

Thank you, my project is about fossil plants, but I am interested in all kinds of fossils, I have not been other places in France, so i hope to find some good outcrops in France. It is not necessary for the age.

I have investigated in China about P-T boundary for many years. You know that so well, so I presume you are also a researcher on geology.

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Thank you, my project is about fossil plants, but I am interested in all kinds of fossils, I have not been other places in France, so i hope to find some good outcrops in France. It is not necessary for the age.

I have investigated in China about P-T boundary for many years. You know that so well, so I presume you are also a researcher on geology.

Ah, good. The broader the interest, the better :) France has much to offer, wherever it be. It also helps that laws are very lenient here, compared to neighbouring countries e.g. Italy or Germany.

BTW beware: a geology hammer may be regarded as a dangerous weapon by people and policemen as well. When moving/driving around in populated areas, keep it out of sight/reach (in a backpack...) in case of controls. ;)

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You can take a look at this thread : http://www.geoforum.fr/topic/18704-fossiles-des-diatomites-de-murat-cantal/?hl=%2Bfossiles+%2Bdes+%2Bdiatomites

It was active not a long ago, many vegetables (and insects) samples are shown.

Thank you. Yes, the fossils there are so wonderful, but it seems far from Paris. As the fossils are so perfect, there is no geologist working there? It is not good to affect the research.

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Ah, good. The broader the interest, the better :) France has much to offer, wherever it be. It also helps that laws are very lenient here, compared to neighbouring countries e.g. Italy or Germany.

BTW beware: a geology hammer may be regarded as a dangerous weapon by people and policemen as well. When moving/driving around in populated areas, keep it out of sight/reach (in a backpack...) in case of controls. ;)

Hammers are forbidden in France?

Oh, may be no place is safe in the world.

I will be careful for that. Thank you.

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