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plagistoma

Cheers guy,i will pass on the comments.
 
steve
It's always great to "shoot" your own
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plagistoma

I managed to kill a 10 inch Micro at Lyme yesterday, will test my mates prepping skills to put it back together as it was a clean break.
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steve
It's always great to "shoot" your own
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mr ammonites
What a beauty. I would just have the edge and outer whorl tidied up, its looks great!
May be it could be polished for a bling effect.


Ammonite!
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aurelius
Damn! I really hope it can be put back together, it's amazing.
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mark85
I found one like this a few years ago at Lyme Regis also. Does anyone know who might be able to get it back together and prepped? And possible costs?

Thanks

Mark
Never mind the mud or the wind or tides its all part of the fun.
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Ammo Al 2
Funny you should say that 
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If i hit it one more time it will come out perfect...bugger !
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Soenke
To glue or not to glue... that is the question!

Hi together,

if you ask me, the Micro looks quite nice the way it is - a one hit hammer preparation! You have a rare and nice view into the chambers, filled with different coloured crystals. I recommend to search further Micros (they are not so rare at Black Ven and Monmouth Beach...) and prep one out of a nodule which is broken crossways not lengthwise.
A preparation especially of the living chamber would be difficult in this case, because itƒâ€š‚´s very fragile.

Best wishes
Soenke
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prep01
Personally, I would grind and polish! (both nodules) If they are glued and prepped there is no guarantee that they will fit perfectly.
Colin Huller
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plagistoma

Here's the update and the finished piece,my mate Mike did a very nice job which took him well over 100 hours.It was a very delicate job especially on the outer whorl and snapped two pen stylus's in the process.I lost a bit near the mouth as it was flattened.
 
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steve
It's always great to "shoot" your own
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aurelius
Amazing!
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adam.morris08
Amazing! Did you save the other one?
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Kosmoceras

Stunning specimen! It is good that this specimen went into the hands of an experienced prepper as this was a much better option than grinding.
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fusilier21


Well played, Sir.

Andrew

Je passe quand meme
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DorsetJack
It looks gorgeous!

The one thing you will get from breaking rocks with a hammer is a lot of broken rocks...
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Koss1959
Beautiful. Micros are some of my favourite ammonites.
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plagistoma

Adam, other one? this is the same one as the first pics in this post,slightly smaller than first estimate of 10 inches.
 
steve
It's always great to "shoot" your own
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Doggerfan
That's a beaut! You obviously made the right decision to piece it back together!
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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andy333
Lovely, really good job!  
Crossing the eyes and dotting the teas.
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Wave

I would never have expected it to look like that! Great job. Lovely specimen.
It's all in the hunt... share the passion
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Fossil hunter
Great prepping and beautiful ammonite.Well worth the 100hours.
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beatpete
Steve, that is gorgeous, it deserves to stand proudly at the NHM in London
Beatpete
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Anywhere for little ammonites, twice as far for big ones!
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Ammo Al 2
Brilliant ..i just hope mine will be something like

If i hit it one more time it will come out perfect...bugger !
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adam.morris08
Sorry, I was looking at the wrong photos >_<
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Bow1980
I'm not a fan of ammonites but that is a beauty, Mike is such a good prepper..
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Elbert
Hello, wonderfull piece and an intriging idea that you also know what the inside looks like...Clap
 

greetings, Bert
the search is as valuable as the finds...
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