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Darren C

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Hi people,

I have a staithes nodule that i cracked open to reveal a cross section of the ammonite.
I thought it was a reasonable idea to take a piece off the side of the nodule thinking that any potential ammonite might lay more to the centre, anyhow it wasn't and ive split it in half.

Me being new and have very few ammonites in my possession, I'm reluctant to chuck the two halves on the waste pile.

So, do i glue and prep properly or do i call it a day and throw it away?

Any thoughts would be gratefully accepted

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Hi Darren, yes it looks quite good, but without an air pen it is going to take a long time, especially if it's a Pyritic nodule. Use a marker pen so you know whereit is. Use a 2 part marble cement and clamp with a G clamp and allow to set at least overnight. Then the fun begins! Take it easy and always imagine what you want the finished nodule to look like.
Good ;uck!

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Darren C

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Hi Colin,

Thank you very much for your reply and glad you think it's worth glueing.
when i can afford some air stuff with pen, i'll have a go. I'm going to glue it for the future

Thank you very much for your response

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Darren C

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Hi Colin,

You mentioned using a 2 part marble cement, is that the glue and a hardener?

Any particular brand? Possibly one sold in small tubs/tubes?

Will normal epoxy resin with hardener do?

Darren

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Hi  Darren,
a)yes about 
b)I,ve only seen it in 1l cans £20
c)not really I know it works well - other professional preppers use it!

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Darren C

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Hi Colin,

The equipment is costly, what's the rough cost of having a fossil prepped by an experienced person? Any ideas

Darren
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