Hello, the last two pics show a partial (an arm of a) starfish, wich is pyritised, nice material!
Hello Jennie, please don`t be afraid to disagree; it is the combined knowledge wherewith we solve most of the riddles that present themselves here and it is inevitable that we disagree from time to time wich makes that we keep learning and growing.
I recognized this starfish because I have seen similar, but far better preserved, starfish from Italy.
It was confirmed by "British Caenozoic fossils" from the BM in wich, on page 39, item 5, a piece is shown of two arms attached, but otherwise virtually identical.
In this book it is named: Archastropecten crispatus.
This piece is also London Clay and found at the isle of Sheppey.
Hello Jennie, impressive display!
If it was`t for the water, I`d come over and have a look; near where I live in Holland is one of the very rare dutch locations where it is possible to also find Eocene material although the Miocene and Pliocene
dominate the finds.
So it can not be compaired with what you have in the UK; but it would still be interesting to compare the Eocene material...
And yes, please show some sharksteeth; most of what we find are those.
Hello, lovely little crab, beautifull preservation; is the pyrite from this location easy to keep from blooming? You`ll probably have to keep it in a dry cool place...
greetings, Bert (the hun)
PVA does work but once it has dried it cannot be washed off, and in fact it will peel off after a while anyway. I find nail varnish works better.
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