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Daniihen
hello
Found these huge what thought was a rock at Hampton waters it has ammonites on top and loads more throughout I think. how can clean it up as new to this. it's ova shapes but broke into two halves when found also corner broke off so could try clean it up but it's long Click image for larger version - Name: 20180901_101406.jpg, Views: 42, Size: 2.20 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20180906_122137.jpg, Views: 43, Size: 2.90 MB
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prep01
Hello and welcome to the forum.
The geplogy of the area os Oxford clay (~155 million years old) and you have found a 'nodule' (chunk) of what looks like a shaly mudstone which from what I can see from your photos contains at least 2 ammonites and i easily 'cleaned up' (preppared) to reveal them better and possibly more fossils. I visited the area many years ago with a friend, before it was developed and found several good fossils including a small but complete crocodile vertebra.
Colin Huller
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Daniihen
prep01 wrote:
Hello and welcome to the forum.
The geplogy of the area os Oxford clay (~155 million years old) and you have found a 'nodule' (chunk) of what looks like a shaly mudstone which from what I can see from your photos contains at least 2 ammonites and i easily 'cleaned up' (preppared) to reveal them better and possibly more fossils. I visited the area many years ago with a friend, before it was developed and found several good fossils including a small but complete crocodile vertebra.
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Daniihen
what's the best way to clean it up?
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Brittle Star
Hi how hard is the chunk? It looks like some sort of limestone, broken edges could be sharp, looks very similar to what was found at an Oxford clay quarry I visited many years ago.
JW

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prep01
Daniihen, quite easy with the right tools and experience.
Colin Huller
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