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Scrumpy
Hi
I found this today at Port Mulgrave . I could only see the rib type features and was going to post it on the forum thinking they were some sort of belemite, until I washed it and saw on the other side what looks like an ichthyosaur paddle. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

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MrPolly
Yep, that's a paddle alright, and those are ribs on the other side too! very nice! Needs professional prep.
Cheers,

Mr P.
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Crann
Nice find.
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Scrumpy
Thanks lads it’s a first for me so over the moon, got a couple of things getting prepp at Stone Treasures at the minute so wait and see on the cost before I’ll send anything else out
Cheers Rob
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MrPolly
Don't forget to post it when done, be interesting to see how it turns out!
Cheers,

Mr P.
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Hydrangea

Very nice find Rob.
Looks like a lot of pyrite in it, so not an easy prep job. (Looks good as it is though.)
Roy D.
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Scrumpy
Hi Hydrangea
I think Port Mulgrave gave me an early Christmas present. You say it has lots of pyrite and won’t be easy to prep... does that mean it could be expensive?
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s.c.
Very nice find! Congratulations!

Sam
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Crann
Scrumpy wrote:
Hi Hydrangea
I think Port Mulgrave gave me an early Christmas present. You say it has lots of pyrite and won’t be easy to prep... does that mean it could be expensive?


Pyrite is awful to prep but can come off in good chunks if lucky, been to port today and think I may have a few ribs, plenty of Ammonites, was busy though. What's going on with that large Ammonite you found ? Cheers, Alan
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Scrumpy
The ammonite is getting prepped with two bits of ichthyosaur rostrum . I’m looking at getting the paddle prepped, think they use acid to prep the bones but not sure on cost
Cheers Rob
Put some pics up of today’s finds please
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Crann
Scrumpy wrote:
The ammonite is getting prepped with two bits of ichthyosaur rostrum . I’m looking at getting the paddle prepped, think they use acid to prep the bones but not sure on cost
Cheers Rob
Put some pics up of today’s finds please


Hopefully not too much money, I do mine but still a novice, but practice makes perfect, all in fresh water now, looks like few ribs in a small concretion with one find.
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boneblock
Wow,looks to be nicely articulated too. These are more rare than skulls in Yorkshire....great find
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Hydrangea

Hi Rob - as Alan says, pyrite can be awful to prep, acid treatment does not work on this matrix. It needs skill to carefully remove the pyrite with air pen / abrasion. I'm sure Mark will be able to give you advice and do a good job for you. Hope it turns out well and I look forward to seeing the results.
Roy D.
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estwing
Awesome find, Rob
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Scrumpy
Thanks Peter
Can’t quite believe how good Port Mulgrave is being to me at the minute. Just hope once prepped it lives up to expectations
Cheers Rob
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Crann
Scrumpy wrote:
Thanks Peter
Can’t quite believe how good Port Mulgrave is being to me at the minute. Just hope once prepped it lives up to expectations
Cheers Rob


Some of my best finds are from Port, we are lucky to have it if your close enough, lot of people getting down really early with torches though
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Scrumpy
To be fair I was down early the other day due to tides , travel & traffic. If I don’t get down early that A19 can be a nightmare!!
Sometimes the early bird catches the worm.
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Crann
Scrumpy wrote:
To be fair I was down early the other day due to tides , travel & traffic. If I don’t get down early that A19 can be a nightmare!!
Sometimes the early bird catches the worm.


Yea A19 awful unless you set off about 6 or about 9:30 after rush hour, new falls all the time...
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rockelf
Fantastic find well done!!
The good thing about bones is they never run away
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Scrumpy
On its way back from prep
Stone treasure has done another fantastic job
I can’t believe how good it’s turned out😃😃😃😃😃 Click image for larger version - Name: 0C7F097A-1CE2-4708-A281-D5482CD43A33.jpeg, Views: 161, Size: 570.13 KB
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Hydrangea

Hi Scumpy - pleased it has prepared well, a fantastic fossil.
Roy D.
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Crann
WoW, I have a large "Plesiosaur" block that needs prepping but weighs a lot...
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Crann
Here is the block... Click image for larger version - Name: 20180206_203107-1008x756.jpg, Views: 55, Size: 189.75 KB
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mark85
Wow looking fantastic. Do you mind if I ask what the prep cost was?

Never mind the mud or the wind or tides its all part of the fun.
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Scrumpy
Thanks for the comments
I’ve been informed by Dean Lomax that it is a forefin from a Steriopteeygius sp. which I think is pretty cool
The prep cost about £120 including postage
Cheers Rob
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Crann
Scrumpy wrote:
Thanks for the comments
I’ve been informed by Dean Lomax that it is a forefin from a Steriopteeygius sp. which I think is pretty cool
The prep cost about £120 including postage
Cheers Rob


How did you get in contact with Dean ? Email ? Thanks, Alan.
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Scrumpy
My wife put it on a Facebook page and he commented on it
Cheers Rob
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Crann
Scrumpy wrote:
My wife put it on a Facebook page and he commented on it
Cheers Rob


I contacted Richard at stone treasures, bit awkward as bit far away and bone block pretty big, will cost a lot to send/receive even for him to take a look.
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Scrumpy
Here is a picture of the other side showing the ribs plus a belemite
Thanks for looking

Cheers Rob Click image for larger version - Name: 3F269DE2-EBF1-4E06-AB1B-BCD14D41C0BC.jpeg, Views: 45, Size: 455.79 KB
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plagistoma
Well done, very impressive piece.

steve
It's always great to "shoot" your own
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boneblock
Crann wrote:
Here is the block...


Looks like fish bone tbh. Do you have any other pictures of it?
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Crann
boneblock wrote:


Looks like fish bone tbh. Do you have any other pictures of it?


Hi, is this Mike M ?

Just seen your called Mark, not fish bone unless it is a mix, there's a huge humerus in there, have you got an email I could send you better quality photo's all at once, thanks, Alan.
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boneblock
Crann wrote:


Hi, is this Mike M ?


No. Wish I had his preparation skills though
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Crann
boneblock wrote:


No. Wish I had his preparation skills though


Dean Lomax confirmed my ID was most likely but there's a lot of interesting bits in there, thanks.
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boneblock
Crann wrote:


Dean Lomax confirmed my ID was most likely but there's a lot of interesting bits in there, thanks.


Deffo looks fish but I hope Dean is right for you :-)
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Crann
boneblock wrote:


Deffo looks fish but I hope Dean is right for you :-)


Which section you looking at ?
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Crann
Suppose anything is possible, just need to expose more.
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boneblock
Crann wrote:
Here is the block...


This is one that looks like fish :-)
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boneblock
Crann wrote:
Suppose anything is possible, just need to expose more.


Thanks for extra images. We are now agreed at our end that it does indeed appear to be reptile bone,probably plesiosaur. Great find...well done :-)
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Crann
boneblock wrote:


Thanks for extra images. We are now agreed at our end that it does indeed appear to be reptile bone,probably plesiosaur. Great find...well done :-)


Thanks, depends what's in there, looks like plenty of ribs etc...
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