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plagistoma
Well Done J nice and crisp and an excellent job of prepping.

steve
It's always great to "shoot" your own
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Bow1980
Thanks Steve [smile]
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Elbert
Hello, find of a lifetime and beautifully prepped!

greetings, Bert
the search is as valuable as the finds...
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AndyS
Superb specimen, well found and prepped !

I´m planning to be in the Cardiff area beginning of November (unfortunately mostly work), but it seems I may have a free weekend with agreeable tides.

Pending suitable weather, my plan is to take a look at the Penarth, Lavernock and St. Mary´s Well Bay exposures (and maybe pick up the odd rock, nothing serious).
I´ve read the small leaflet (Geological Walks in Wales) posted earlier, and the plan forming in my mind is to get myself to St. Mary´s Well Bay and walk back towards Cardiff
on a falling tide.

As this is my first foray into this area, any hints, safety tips, do´s and dont´s etc ?

I´m really not going with the expectation of finding anything, but the opportunity to see these exposures on a paid trip is just too good...

Thanks,

AndyS
Visit my liassic ammonites (+ other fossils) blog at andysfossils.com
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Crann
Think I need a trip to St Mary's Well Bay...
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Cool Running
Hi   i   am  happy  to  meet  up,  and  walk  lavernock,  i  know  the  Area  really well,  im  down   there  quite  often.

just  let me  know,  when  you  are  going
Cheers
Bob
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Bow1980
Below is an ichthyosaur skull and paddle that i found maybe 2-3years ago. The skull was smashed to bits on the one side.. Craig Chivers reverse prepped it and as you can see there was a perfect skull on the underside.

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He documented the prep in his blog below.
http://www.naturalselectionfossils.com/blog/2017/09/22/a-welsh-ichthyosaur/


Just a FYI incase anyone is thinking of making a long trip down here to find lots of Ichthyosaurs, the site is generally very unproductive, and new stuff is very hard to find at the moment, as you can see for the lack of new finds over the past 1-2years.




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plagistoma
Very nice, love the smile on that.

steve
It's always great to "shoot" your own
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Cool Running
Truly  Awe Inspiring,  What   Stunning  Prep  Work,  to  match  the  find....!
  Superb  on  so  many  accounts  [wink]

Thanks  For  Posting  
Bob
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Bow1980
Back in May 2012 I found the middle section of a rare fish, unbelievably yesterday I spotted a further part of it.. Just need to find the tail now in another 5 years time to get the whole fish lol
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Cool Running
Awesome  Find,  and  wow,  so  many  years  apart....  Do  you  do  the  lottery  by any chance [wink]      7-0  [wink]

Keep  em  coming
Impressive  stuff
Bob
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Cool Running
Down  Lavernock  for  a  Walk  today,  did  find  some  nice Partial  Ammonities,  one  was  probably  a  keeper,  but  couldnt resist,  giving  them  away  to  a  family,  who  were  searching.  

Also Found  Someones  tools  left  behind,  if  they  are  yours  and  you  can  advise  me ,  what  you  lost,  happy  to  get  them  back to  you...!


Scary  stuff,  whilst  parking  car,  many  Knights  /  etc  etc  all  dressed  up  with  chainmail  etc  etc,  doing  some  re-enactment......


Happy  days
Bob
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Bow1980
Found some scattered tail verts on Saturday Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 45, Size: 449.41 KB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 46, Size: 202.91 KB
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Cool Running
Mr Lavernock,   awesome  Find  &  wow  so  many
keep  em  coming
bob
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LiamL
Amazing finds, woah. 
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plagistoma
Found a couple of shells and a crisp Plesi vert there last week.
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steve
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Bow1980
A great looking vert there Steve
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LiamL
Any recent finds guys?
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RhysP
Was at Lavernock today with the kids (aged 4 and 5) and they were super excited that we could find some fossils (see pics) would anyone be kind enough to shed some light on what they are and any way to improve their appearance?

Thanks in advance.


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prep01
loceras (or Planorbis or whatever they are calling them this month.
Colin Huller
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RhysP
prep01 wrote:
loceras (or Planorbis or whatever they are calling them this month.


Thank you prep01
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plagistoma
The second pic is a Plagiostoma bivalve, I can't tell from the picture if all the shell is there? an easy way to enhance it would be to rub some shoe polish (black) on to  the shell and then buff it up.

steve
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prep01
I think my PC is playing up again! The 1st 2 photos are of  bivalve shells, the most common from that location is Plagiostoma (I cant say more as you haven't included a scale (a ruler is best ) in all photos.
The 3rd photo I think is a gastropod, but would need to see more of it.
The last 2 are of a multiblock (very nice) of an ammonite called Caloceras johnstoni.
Colin Huller
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RhysP
Thanks both.
There isn’t much she’ll left in either of the bivalves, it’s mainly cast (if that’s what it is called) they’re both about 5cm across.

What is the best way to expose more of the gastropod?

The multiblock is both halves, but the condition isn’t great at all, and it’s very fragile - made my daughter happy though.
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plagistoma
The ammonites are from the Planorbis beds and most of them are of that quality when you find them.

steve
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