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brym

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Looking in my fossil cabinet the other day I saw the dreaded efflorescence on one of my old Charmouth Ammonites. I soaked it for 30mins then rinsed it off. What was left was a brown sludge and four separate pieces. I hate to loose a fossil even though it wasn't particularly good so I dried them off then soaked overnight in acetone. As soon as the acetone evaporated I glued them back together with CA glue. I then gave it a quick polish with a wire brush on a Dremmel. This flipped it out of my hand and it landed on the concrete floor in three new pieces. A reglue and two coats of paraloid seemed to do the trick. After all this trouble I thought the least I could do was try and identify it. Am I right in thinking it's an Echioceras?

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Hello, yes, this is an Echioceras sp.
They are very hard to keep from blooming...

greetings, Bert

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Thanks Bert.
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