Welcome to our Dig It Right pages

Here you’ll find all sorts of information for digging it right, digging it safe, and digging it successfully. We’ve got pages on basic types of tools- their specifications and technicalities; tips on how to use your gear and equipment; and most importantly, some do’s and don’ts that’ll keep you out of trouble (and hopefully, out of the hospital too!).

 

Rock HammersRock hammers

Hammers come in all different shapes and sizes, and are generally marketed in wild and wonderful ways. From geological hammers to rock picks, fossicking hammers to prospecting picks – which hammer is right for the job? If you break it down, there really are only two different types of hammers out there. Both look quite similar to... READ MORE...

 

Choosing the right chiselRock chisels

Chisels, chisels, everywhere, but what is the right rock chisel for you? Straight up, when using a chisel for splitting and cracking rocks, safety must be your first concern. Don’t be trying to use a common wood chisel (designed of course, for wood) or a cold chisel (designed for electrical and metal work) on rocks. It’ll only end in failure, plus you’ll be... READ MORE...

 

Close-up on magnificationHand lens

Lenses, lens’, loupes and magnifiers – no matter what you want to call them, there is no doubt that getting close-up and personal with your newly-found treasures opens up a whole new world to discovery and learning. The hand lens is a standard tool for almost everyone – palaeontologists, geologists, archaeologists – not to mention... READ MORE...

 

Archaeology trowelsArchaeology trowels

Trowels are one of the favourite tools of the archaeologist. They’re routinely used for excavating, prying, and shaping trenches and pits. But a trowel’s a trowel, right? Nope, not when it comes to archaeology. Like geological hammers, trowels come in all different shapes and sizes. From brick trowels to plaster trowels, both of these are designed for... READ MORE...

 

We plan on adding more pages in the future, so if there is anything that you want to know, or if you have any suggestions, please let us know.