Paleonet: Digitizing Microfossils

ykshi at ykshi at
Wed Oct 7 00:10:54 UTC 2020

Hi Mike,
I've done the large foram scan by using MicroCT. Have to say CT is better for foram with complicated internal structures. I've attached my paper (about fossil foram scan and render) here and wish it could help. Let me know if you need further information.

Best wishes

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Dr.Yukun Shi
School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
Nanjing University
163# Xianlin Avenue, Nanjing 210023
E-Mail: ykshi at
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From: Howe, Michael P.A.
Date: 2020-10-06 00:18
To: PaleoNet
CC: Harris, Simon J.
Subject: Paleonet: Digitizing Microfossils
Hi Everyone,
We are looking to extend GB3D, the UK type fossils database ( ) into microfossils, and this will involve the 3d digitization of mostly isolated forams, conodonts and ostracods. What equipment do list-members suggest for working with these groups? -  we have been considering the Alicona Infintefocus and Photogrammetry. Any suggestions much appreciated. Is there any relevant literature?
Dr Mike Howe
Chief Curator
Head of the National Geological Repository
Phone: 0115 9363105  Email: mhowe at
WSB UGN  - British Geological Survey
Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG
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