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aurelius
Bad luck :( - I'm not sure I'd have been able to hide my dismay, so well done on that score.
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longbow.1

Had a cracking birthday weekend staying in Sandsend, went to Sandsend on Saturday for a hunt after advice from Byron over the tides. Found a few ammos One or two will come out nice hopefully and three pieces of bone but they are nothing amazing.  
Went to Port Mulgrave Sunday for couple of hours and again usual Dact's and odd other bit's but the other Allison manage to find our first Lobster, yay!!!!! Both claw's and part of the body, I will try to upload some photos tomorrow. The second claw is hidden under the matrix so when I get the photo's loaded can people advise on the best way to prep more out, either ST pen or would air abrading be best.
Ta
Gary

Where are you Ichthyosaur.

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AndyS
Never air abrade a crustacean.

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beatpete
How about some pics, Gary?!
Beatpete
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Anywhere for little ammonites, twice as far for big ones!
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longbow.1

Thanks Andy may have a dabble with the pens then.
Pete I will try to pop some pics on tomorrow, just need to get them out of the bucket as soaking atm.

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Elbert

Hello, Andy, you say "never abrade a crustacean", but what is the way to go with these critters, prepwise?


greetings, Bert

the search is as valuable as the finds...
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AndyS
Airpen and fine needle
Air abrading a crustacean is basically like grinding down an ammonite until you see no ribs anymore, you lose all diagnostic information. The shell of crustaceans in toarcian sediments is usually softer than the matrix, with an air abrader you'd blow it away.

Andy
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longbow.1

Took the Lobster to father in law as he is keen to see the fossils we found, he walked out to show wife in garden and dropped it on the paved floor.
Yes you guessed it destroyed, it pinged of in three pieces and the lobster just disintegrated. Nothing left except a smudge on the rock. Not able to repair it as the pieces as so small and some gone completely. Had to act as though it was not a problem so he did not feel bad but omg devastated. :-( 
Worste bit was I had not photographed it, that was planned for when I got home after visit.
Need to keep looking for another one now. :-S

Where are you Ichthyosaur.

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DorsetJack
Gutted for you!
The one thing you will get from breaking rocks with a hammer is a lot of broken rocks...
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deltapodus
Ouch. Having found one, though, I guess you know what to look for. 
Finally found bone[biggrin]
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