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Doggerfan
Great to have one with the shell preserved. You don't come across that very often up there.
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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TqB
11 cm Dactylioceras crosbeyi from the lower Grey Shales north of Whitby.

It's preserved in shale, not a nodule (except for the mashed up centre), so I was able to prep it preserving the outer shell. Took a couple of days though which is a long time for a Dac!
Just air pen, pin vice and toothbrush with water, no air abrader.

The middles are nearly always crushed or missing with these - this is more solid than average.

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As found (the other side is water worn):
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Tarquin
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aurelius
Lovely, and great prep work. Those deep, spiney ribs look great.
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adam.morris08
Very nice!
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dac dave

I think I have seen this one somewhere before lol but looks amazing everytime I see it mate .
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TqB
Thanks, guys! Dave, it's not often I get to show off an ammonite


Edited by TqB 2015-03-11 17:40:06
Tarquin
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dac dave


it needs showing off mate , its a very rare ammonite and you have done it proud . your attention to detail is amazing I just wish I had your patience lol


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TqB

Tarquin
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fossil mad
i agree with Dave,i'll be looking for one soon
adrian
"When can we go fossil hunting again?"
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deltapodus
That's a nice find and the prep work - you must have a steady hand and a good eye. Dactylioceras crosbeyi -  going to reveal my ignorance here - is that older than Dactylioceras commune? 
Finally found bone[biggrin]
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mr ammonites
Very nice ammonite with beautiful detail, great photos.

Ammonite!
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LarryS
Brilliant find
You don't stop playing when you get old, you get old when you stop playing
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Elbert

Hello, what a beauty!


greetings, Bert

the search is as valuable as the finds...
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fussy fossiler
Very nice tarquin it's a stunning find . :)

Regards

Sarah :)
"Gravy !?, I love gravy its' us northerners favourite soft drink "
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TqB
Thanks again for the kind comments, everyone .

Deltapodus - yes, crosbeyi is the oldest "commonly" occurring Yorkshire dac, in the lower part of the Tenuicostatum Zone (tenuicostatum itself first occurs a few feet higher).
It's a very variable species, from "normal" to super-fat, especially the inner whorls. 
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