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Bow1980
Great finds both, prep work for ƒâ€š‚£10 posted to your door, you got a great deal there.
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BOOTLACE & INCHEE
hi all ive not posted for some time now
so thought i would post my best find from 2010

found at charmouth in the shingle august bankholiday by lucky chance.

 after a freak wave filled both wellys with sea water

while trying to get round the land slip on my way to golden cap

 i decided to give it another 30 mins before having another go getting round via the beach

having already lost a welly in the mud trying to go over the top of the slippage

so with nothing to do decided to look at the shingle

(which i normally do not bother with in my rush to get to the ammonites round  the base of golden cap)

when i spotted a grey stone with black spots !!!

picked it up hoping it may be a bit of dino bone and heres what i had found

 

 ps   called it NASHER because of all the teeth

 

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i think its the very nose end of an ichthyosaur jaw.  very rolled

but ill leave that to the experts.

 

a question

do you think i could have this prepped to show the teeth more ???

or has some of the teeth appear half worn away would these be lost

or fall out if more of the matrix was removed

 

 
fossil hunting !!!

confucius says . man who seeks hollow cavity filled with dense grey material should first try looking between ones ears.
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s tymon
nice find, i like that, i would just leave it the way it is
 

shaun 
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Naze Dave
Nice find, you are correct with the id. Personally id say its a decent candidate to be polished, other than that i wouldnt do anything to it.
Thanks
Dave
Still Life
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MrPolly
Hi, nice find. I found a similar piece in about the same place a couple of years ago. I had it acid prepped by Chris Andrew at the Fossil Workshop in Lyme, with very decent results:

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Cheers,
Mr P.
Cheers,

Mr P.
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BOOTLACE & INCHEE
THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS SHAUN
 

THANKS DAVE 

HAD NOT THOUGHT OF GIVING IT A POLISH BUT AFTER SEEING SOME OF THE CORALS

THAT HAVE BEEN DONE ON THIS FORUM I THINK I WILL GIVE IT A GO AFTER RELOOKING AT POLISHING IN THE HINTS & TIPS SECTION

AS THE CONTRAST BETWEEN BONE & MATRIX IS HIGH I THINK IT MAY SHOW THIS FOSSIL OFF

 

 

THANKS FOR SHOWING YOURS MR POLLY IT IS VERY SIMILAR

I NOW THINK THAT WITH MANY OF THE TEETH BEING HALF RUMMBLED AWAY IT

IT WOULD NOT LOOK AS NICE AS YOURS OR I MAY LOOSE SEVERAL TEETH  TO THE PREPPING

SO AS THIS IS MY FIRST "REAL LOOKING DINO FOSSIL" ILL GIVE IT A LIGHT POLISH

AND LEAVE IT .

 

THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR REPLYS

 

 
fossil hunting !!!

confucius says . man who seeks hollow cavity filled with dense grey material should first try looking between ones ears.
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Robert Randell

Hi there, nice find.

I think Mr Polly is right - I would go for the acid prep rather than the polishing.  Many of those teeth seem to have only the tips slightly worn and there is likely much left to uncover here.  A result not too unlike Mr Polly's is quite possible.

Robert
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BOOTLACE & INCHEE
i took nasher down to lyme regis fossil fest in may and handed him over to Paddy & Chriss
to be acid prepped and yesterday a small box arrived in the post

at a cost of only ƒâ€š‚£10.00 including p & p i am over the moon with the results.

 

so heres Nasher mark two

 

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once again thanks for all the advise offered by the members of this forum

 

eddy bootlace
fossil hunting !!!

confucius says . man who seeks hollow cavity filled with dense grey material should first try looking between ones ears.
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AMARSH
Wow!! Thats a belter!

Andrew
Andrew Marsh
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FossilFanatic
Agree, that's come out really well! I'd be pleased with the results!

Thanks,
Charlie.
Let their be fossils!
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Julian123
Oh wow - what a loevly piece!!
Julian

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MrPolly
Lovely! Now to find the rest of it!

Cheers,

Mr P.
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Naze Dave
Very nice, turned out much better than i thought it would.
Thanks
Dave
Still Life
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Fossil Shrews?
Fantastic piece, acid prep worked a treat - i'm very impressed.
Andy

Don't buy it .....find your own - it's worth so much more!
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ThomasM

That is a very nice piece, acid prep worked very well.
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Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
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TqB
Brilliant, let's see more bone pebbles done like this!
Tarquin
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teatree
Well worth the prep work Paddy & Chris have done a great job you must be well pleased with the result Eddy.
 

 John
Be happy while you're living,for you're a long time dead
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fossily99

TqB wrote:
Brilliant, let's see more bone pebbles done like this!


I guess it's my turn then! Here's a bone pebble that I managed to acquire, unfortunately to my shame I didn't find it. It is in a semi prepared state but clearly acid preparation would benefit it. I'll take it to Paddy and Chris in October when I'm down in Lyme, and see whether they can work their magic on it. I'd love to even have a piece half as beautiful as yours Eddy. Congratulations on your superb find!

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Regards,

Joe





Edited by fossily99 2011-09-02 10:28:43
"The only true wisdom is in knowing that you know nothing." - Socrates
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mudbug2


Hi all
Great finds nice clear pictures, thanks for sharing, as I said before you only have to look harder to find these lovely pieces from the past, well done everybody... 
 
Regards to all who share the passion Mudbug...
S.H.T-N
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TqB
Joe - that'd be a good specimen to try a bit of acid prep yourself if you want to go that route.
Tarquin
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Jurassic Jim
Lovely pieces!  Really enjoy seeing ichthyosaur bits and bobs (plesiosaur too, but that's another story).

Well done


James
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