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fussy fossiler
II agree with you both it looks even  better now but as Roger has already said if your not happy with it you could always post it to me . ;) . & Happy New Year and here's to finding bigger & better ammonite death assembly's :) :) .

Sarah :)



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fossilguy

P1120942_2.JPG Hi Everyone,
Well this is it -an amazing arnioceras block 11" by 8" Originally a 4" thick even block that split beautifully,no bivalves to get in the way and centers that popped when prepped .Some more grinding to do and a bit of tidying up. I'm liking the look of it wet so aim to darken the matrix before waxing to achieve this.P1120949_1.JPG  
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Wave

Absolutely stunning piece. Love it! Great prep job.
It's all in the hunt... share the passion
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Richard
That is superb.

Does anyone know the origin of this type of assemblage - is it a death assemblage? 

And why are there no other fossils present e.g. bivalves as mentioned? 


Richard
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fossilguy

Theories include algal blooms, undersea mudslides and strandings on beaches .We'll never know!
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Phileas fossilis
Lovely fossil. Most accumulations like this are probably a result of hydrodynamic (current and wave) sorting but can be related to mass mortality events etc

Edited by Phileas fossilis 2014-12-06 19:36:36
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deltapodus
That is gorgeous - where did you find it? 
 
Only speculating here, but the lack of other organisms would lead me to think mass mortality. An accumulation built up over time would tend to include a variety of organisms.

Finally found bone[biggrin]
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Tabfish
Fantastic death assemblance Roy, well done with the prep!
Must have a few bivalves somewere - but that dosen't matter when there are so many ammonites.
Mite have been a log - jam in a shallow delta that created this piece? don't know.
Looks good wet!

Tabfish


Edited by Tabfish 2014-12-06 21:30:22
Tabfish at the Waterside
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Doggerfan
That certainly is a wondrous piece of architecture! Congratulations on it!
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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plagistoma

Fantastic piece,a winner in any collection,well done.
 
steve
It's always great to "shoot" your own
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Doggerfan
Just curious. Did you make a photo before the preparation?
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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fossilguy

Hi,
      No--- I always intend to but get so excited with a good find  I have to get prepping straight away. 
Photo after a good few hours of prep. Just been washed after some grinding of matrix when I took the photo.
               Regards
                   Fossilguy
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Doggerfan
I understand. I know that feeling all too well!
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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fussy fossiler
That is bloody amazing one of my favourite ammonites you must be very pleased with that find well done & thank you for showing us . P.s can't wait to see your final photos when you have waxed it etc ,.

Sarah ƒ°…¸‹Å“¢â‚¬ 
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fossilguy

Hi Sarah,
                Hoping to get it finished in a day or two. Little more grinding to do.
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fussy fossiler
Aww super i cant wait to see the final result was it found up my way (holderness coast) or somewere else , .

Cheers sarah : D
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fossilguy

Hi, Well it's finished(perhaps)--I'll cast a critical eye over it for a few days to see if it's "good enough"!P1120951_1.JPG P1120955.JPG P1120958.JPG  
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fussy fossiler
Now that is a stunning piece & super prepping i hope your proud of it as i know i would be ƒ°…¸‹Å“¢â‚¬  .

Cheers

Sarah :)
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fossilguy

Thanks-- downside is I won't be satisfied till I find a bigger block as good now!
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Doggerfan
Well...if it's not good enough for you, you could send it in a parcel to Germany
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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fossilguy

Hi Everyone,
                       Well I decided I didn't like the prep and did it again.Normal matrix and very little wax this time. This is why all your finishes need to be reversible!.Used a steel wire brush of just right  level of coarse /soft on edges of ammos--a sort of cheap alternative to air abrasion. I don't recommend this for all fossils but it worked here.Happy New Year.P1120965.JPG P1120967.JPG 
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Doggerfan
Well done! I find it looks better without so much gloss.
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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fossilguy

Hi Doggerfan,
                   Yes the shine was really annoying me.Looks more "natural " now. Best Wishes fossilguy
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Doggerfan
Happy New Year!
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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fossilguy

Hi,
           Bigger and better is good. ---the curse of the long time fossil collector!  A big block or at least a 5" or bigger ammo for me please   
                           HAPPY NEW YEAR,
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