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mattyb1974

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I'm a keen angler and ofter find myself having a nosy for fossils , well I found a very large one the only problem is I have no idea how to extract it from the very hard rock it is encased in I managed to get it home and I've had a little go with hammer and chisel is that the only way? as it seams a tad crude any info would be gratefully appreciated .
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Hi Matt

Prepping can be difficult and time consuming. Depends on how hard the rock is. If you want to try yourself maybe try a hammer and a sharp nail to begin with.
Someone on here may be able to give you a better solution. Using an engraver on something that big would take ages.

Where did you find it.

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Thanks I will give it a go with a sharp nail or small chisel but the rock is pretty hard , it was half way up a cliff near withernsea
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Can always send it off to a professional preparer!
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Didn't know there was such a thing ? But it sounds expensive to me ?
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Can always send it off to a professional preparer!
didn't know there was such a thing ? But sounds expensive to me ?
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Spot on, I think it is expensive.
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The fossil will sometimes work out far more valuable than the expense of prepping it.
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didn't know there was such a thing ? But sounds expensive to me ?


I send my marine reptile stuff off and it's well worth it. Most will charge about £20-30 an hour. 
The fossils often become worth more than the cost of prepping so it's worth it, and they display beautifully.
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I send my marine reptile stuff off and it's well worth it. Most will charge about £20-30 an hour. 
The fossils often become worth more than the cost of prepping so it's worth it, and they display beautifully.
Jeez Louise £20 -£30 an hour ? If they can promise to do it in 10 minutes I might consider it ha ha but really can't afford to pay that much for something that might be worthless.
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