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Scrumpy

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Hi
I found this today at Port Mulgrave . I could only see the rib type features and was going to post it on the forum thinking they were some sort of belemite, until I washed it and saw on the other side what looks like an ichthyosaur paddle. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

Cheers Rob

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Yep, that's a paddle alright, and those are ribs on the other side too! very nice! Needs professional prep.
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Nice find.
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Scrumpy

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Thanks lads it’s a first for me so over the moon, got a couple of things getting prepp at Stone Treasures at the minute so wait and see on the cost before I’ll send anything else out
Cheers Rob
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Don't forget to post it when done, be interesting to see how it turns out!
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Very nice find Rob.
Looks like a lot of pyrite in it, so not an easy prep job. (Looks good as it is though.)

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Scrumpy

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Hi Hydrangea
I think Port Mulgrave gave me an early Christmas present. You say it has lots of pyrite and won’t be easy to prep... does that mean it could be expensive?
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Very nice find! Congratulations!

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Hi Hydrangea
I think Port Mulgrave gave me an early Christmas present. You say it has lots of pyrite and won’t be easy to prep... does that mean it could be expensive?


Pyrite is awful to prep but can come off in good chunks if lucky, been to port today and think I may have a few ribs, plenty of Ammonites, was busy though. What's going on with that large Ammonite you found ? Cheers, Alan
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Scrumpy

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The ammonite is getting prepped with two bits of ichthyosaur rostrum . I’m looking at getting the paddle prepped, think they use acid to prep the bones but not sure on cost
Cheers Rob
Put some pics up of today’s finds please
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The ammonite is getting prepped with two bits of ichthyosaur rostrum . I’m looking at getting the paddle prepped, think they use acid to prep the bones but not sure on cost
Cheers Rob
Put some pics up of today’s finds please


Hopefully not too much money, I do mine but still a novice, but practice makes perfect, all in fresh water now, looks like few ribs in a small concretion with one find.
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Wow,looks to be nicely articulated too. These are more rare than skulls in Yorkshire....great find
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Hi Rob - as Alan says, pyrite can be awful to prep, acid treatment does not work on this matrix. It needs skill to carefully remove the pyrite with air pen / abrasion. I'm sure Mark will be able to give you advice and do a good job for you. Hope it turns out well and I look forward to seeing the results.

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Awesome find, Rob
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Scrumpy

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Thanks Peter
Can’t quite believe how good Port Mulgrave is being to me at the minute. Just hope once prepped it lives up to expectations
Cheers Rob
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Thanks Peter
Can’t quite believe how good Port Mulgrave is being to me at the minute. Just hope once prepped it lives up to expectations
Cheers Rob


Some of my best finds are from Port, we are lucky to have it if your close enough, lot of people getting down really early with torches though
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Scrumpy

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To be fair I was down early the other day due to tides , travel & traffic. If I don’t get down early that A19 can be a nightmare!!
Sometimes the early bird catches the worm.
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To be fair I was down early the other day due to tides , travel & traffic. If I don’t get down early that A19 can be a nightmare!!
Sometimes the early bird catches the worm.


Yea A19 awful unless you set off about 6 or about 9:30 after rush hour, new falls all the time...
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Fantastic find well done!!
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