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Hi all,
Port Mulgrave was rather kind to me today - on the walk back to the path after a productive day of collecting a bunch of Dactylioceras and bivalves, I spotted this in the shingle. It definitely contains a vertebra - presumed ichthyosaur, and the other bones appear like they may be sections of jaw/skull. If so, I am absolutely ecstatic and will have to find a preparator!
Seems like a lot of vertebrate material at Port Mulgrave as of late!
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Hello, nice find!
Doesn`t look like the average bone nodule; this yellow, is that pyrites?

greetings, Bert
the search is as valuable as the finds...
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Hard to tell atm, port has been kind to me lately too...
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Hi Bert,
It doesn’t appear to be a pyrite nodule, although it definitely does contain some pyrite! The matrix is heavily weathered and iron-stained limestone (presumably from the decay of pyrite within the rock). I’m just hoping that it is all gone now!
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Good find Phil, plenty of bones in there, hope it preps well for you.
Roy D.
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Good find.Looks like the top of the nodule containing the top of the skull(assuming it was preserved)has gone. Looks a bit like partial lower jaws with some potential broken teeth. Doesn't look prepable though.
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