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I took a cheek jaunt to Charmouth today, pulled this big chunk of ammonites out of a clay slip. I’ll photograph it with scale properly in the next couple-days. I had a question though.

The back side is filled with hardened clay, nearly soap-stone, but it’s coming away slowly with a tooth brush. I was wondering whether anyone knows of a faster way of shifting it, rather than hours of scrubbing?

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Hello Paul, I think you should leave 'the back' as it is as it is giving stability to the shell, after all, the animal would have been crushed if it it din't have that 'filling'!
Colin Huller
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Thanks for that confirmation, I’d actually came to the same conclusion. It’s dried out over night and it’s solid and stable. I’ll document it with scale tonight and share 👍
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