Ken Mannion
   Fossil Preparation Tools  
Since 1996

About us

I have produced and supplied fossil preparation tools and equipment for well over 30 years and supplied them to over 30 different countries. Our tools are in use in countries as diverse as the Vatican State, Mongolia and Tahiti. Our customers include many National Museums and leading Universities and of course countless individuals, many who are amateur collectors who are going it alone somewhat or who are entering the field for the first time.

Being an independent family run business, Ken Mannion is both the head cook and the bottle washer and if you choose to contact us it will be me that you speak to.

I have both a fossil preparation tools production workshop & a fossil preparation workshop. I easily exceed 1500 working hours a year on the production of preparation tools and fossil preparation. It is my fulltime commitment. I obviously use my own fossil preparation tools in the fossil preparation workshop. My fossil tool production workshop is equipped with several industrial level production machines. Before my involvement in all things fossil preparation I was a qualified production engineer for over 15 years.

My focus on the production and supply of fossil prep. tools, coupled with my considerable experience of fossil preparing and production engineering has given me a unique and privileged "niche" within the fossil world, meaning that I am fortunate to have an extensive and broad involvement in the many aspects of the fossil world at every level.

I tend not to have much presence over the web. Prefering to diligently just get on with the job. I choose not to have a disproportionately large or overblown website. You will not find us on facebook or collectors forums, you will not find us on Ebay, most of our business comes via word of mouth recommendations........if you want to move forward into the world of fossil preparation whether you are a total beginner, an intrepid amateur or professional collector or a leading museum or university you will find us very approachable...we can talk fossils, fossil preparing and fossil collecting at every level and genuinely enjoy doing so.


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Last revision/update February 2019