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Free Adverts for Professional Fossil Preparators

ZOIC PalaeoTech offer free-of-charge advertisements, by way of a Business Directory of fossil preparation services. This will be a centralised place allowing potential customers to find a fossil preparator to clean their fossils. The aim is to connect experienced preparators with new clients.

We do not provide fossil preparation services ourselves, but we are often asked to recommend preparators. This platform allows fair advertising where the customer can choose who to contact based on the available information. These listings are free, and we do not take any commission.

If you offer fossil preparation services and would like to place an advert, please fill out an application here. Contact us with any questions. You can start the application and come back to it at a later date. There is a monthly limit on how many applications we can accept, and so if the form isn't showing, please try again another time.  

  • Listings welcomed from UK and International Fossil Preparators (we will separate these as required for simple navigation)

  • Part of the listing will include what your specialisms are and some photographs of your previous work. Please have these ready.

  • You do not need to be the most experienced preparator in the world, but we ask that you have some experience dealing with customers and a portfolio of paid work before advertising with us. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us.

We will not be listing prices (charge/hour). In our experience, many fossil preparators undervalue their own work. We don’t want to see preparators trying to undercut each other – your work is valuable, your time is valuable, your tooling is valuable and your experience was hard earned. By not listing prices, your previous work will speak for itself and potential customers can then visit your website or contact you for a quote.

If we consistently receive poor feedback or reviews on your service, we reserve the right to remove your listing. We understand that sometimes a miscommunication occurs, and we understand that one unhappy customer's opinion is not necessarily a representation of the service you provide - we will try to exercise good and fair judgement in these instances. We will not act in any way as a mediator or moderator should any issues arise between you and your client.

Our acceptance and publication of your listing does not serve as an endorsement from ZOIC PalaeoTech for your services. It also does not indicate any affiliation.

Terms and Conditions of Advertising:

The advertisement platform is operated by ZOIC PalaeoTech. Throughout the site and this application, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to ZOIC PalaeoTech. ZOIC PalaeoTech offers this advertising conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.
1.0. We welcome the submission of advertisements to us via email for publication on our website. There is no fee for said advertisement.
2.0. You may submit an advertisement to our website by filling out an application form obtained by contact and sending via email to
3.0. You will have the opportunity to identify and correct input errors by contacting us at
4.0. We are not responsible if information made available is not accurate, complete or current. The material is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.
5.0. You consent to the information provided being publicly available and accessible for as long as the listing is live and present on our website.
6.0. You will have the opportunity to update your listing with new information/pictures by contacting us via email at Please restrain from doing this too frequently.
7.0. You must keep your advertisements up to date and must delete or unpublish any advertisements that have ceased to be relevant to our user (for example, you have ceased trading or providing services).
8.0. Advertisements submitted to our website must not be for any service that
        8.1. Breaches any laws, regulations or codes,
        8.2. Infringes any third party intellectual property rights or other legal rights
        8.3. May give rise to a cause or action against any person, in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law.
9.0. You grant to us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to publish your advertisements to our website, and to copy, alter and store your advertisements in connection with their publication on our website, together with the right to sub-license these rights.
10.0. Advertisements submitted will be individually reviewed. They will usually be published within a reasonable timeframe; however, we do not guarantee publication within this period.
11.0. Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, we reserve the right to reject, unpublish or delete adverts that breach these terms and conditions.
12.0. If we consistently receive poor feedback or reviews on your services, we reserve the right to remove, delete or unpublish your listing without notice or explanation.
13.0. If we have sound reason to believe that you have ceased trading, we reserve the right to remove, delete or unpublish your listing. We will endeavour to contact you first.
14.0. We reserve the right to edit any listings to enhance clarity, enhance consistency with other listings and remove information such as pricing and excessive promotion of self. Promotion or discussion of equipment used is retained at our discretion, but may be edited out. If any major edits are required, we will ask you to complete these and send us a revised version. 
15.0. We reserve the right to order listings in any manner which may be subject to change without notice, e.g. alphabetical order, random, location, featured, etc.
16.0. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.
17.0. Questions about the Terms of Conditions should be sent to us at By accepting your listing, this does not serve as endorsement of your services from ZOIC PalaeoTech, nor does it provide you with any unsolicited affiliation with us.