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brym
Found a few interesting pieces at Mappleton on Tuesday, I'd be grateful for help with IDs. I found this ammonite, it appears to be a Dac with spines, please tell me it's my first Peronoceras.

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Then I found some more unusual fossils which I think are a lot older. The first I think is a Lycopod. I hope it's a Lycopod as I haven't studied Club Mosses for over 50 years and it would be nice to know I've got a few marbles left.

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Then I found this. Is it fish or plant material?

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Then I found this and I haven't got a clue. At first I thought it was asbestos 'till I saw the pyrite was growing on both sides.

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I'm really intrigued and would welcome any help.
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Hydrangea

The ammonite certainly looks like a peronoceras Brian! Well done, nice find.
I've always called the second one stigmaria, but I really don't know. Another nice piece!
Last one is a chalk bryozoan - you'll have to be careful with this one, the pyrite tends to be unstable and crumble to dust.
Roy D.
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prep01
I agree with Roy on all fronts = nice finds!
Colin Huller
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brym
Thank you both. Is the third specimen, the one I thought might be fish or plant also a Bryozoan? Funny enough I found a miniature sea mat on the underside of it. It never occurred to me they could be that big. I looked up Stigmaria and I believe it is a Lycopod so there's hope yet.
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prep01
Photos3,4,5,6 look all the same to me! (or at least very similar)!
Colin Huller
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brym
Hi Colin,

The reason why I queried it was because the first specimen seemed to be covered mainly with raised "pimples" whereas the second was a mass of holes. I've included a photo of the mini fossil on the back of the first one.

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prep01
Hi Brym, I'm afraid my eyes homed in on the underlying Bryozoa!
Colin Huller
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fossil man 72
the ammonite looks like a porpoceras 

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ginkgo
Peronoceras I'd say.

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brym
Thanks all,

I looked up Porpoceras and the ribs don't seem to bifurcate over the keel like Perenoceras.

Brian
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brym
I've started prepping the 2 ammonites from this trip. I think I've exposed enough for an ID for which I would be grateful.

I wondered if the first is Aegoceras but no idea for the second.

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fossil man 72
gagaticeras , catacoeloceras
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brym
Thanks a lot, they will be so labelled.

Brian
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brym
I've just finished prepping the Cat. as far as I can go. It's not up to professional standards but I'm quite happy. I've just sent off for some larger stones to smooth the matrix but I think I really need an air abrader. I can't justify one of Ken's yet, can anyone suggest a budget one?

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prep01
Hi Brym, I think you will find that this type is the cheapest and you can't go wrong with Ken!
Colin Huller
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Hydrangea

Looks good Brian, nice bit of prepping.
Roy D.
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