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Doggerfan
Pity. But the calcite mold looks gorgeous anyway

Edited by Doggerfan 2014-10-08 21:31:38
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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P King Chef
Yes it's another Seatown thread!!

I know it's a bit late,(as I thought I'd post them all at once rather than piecemeal) but what with work etc. I've only just finished prepping the last of our finds.

It was a scorcher of a day and being Good Friday the beach was rather quiet until mid afternoon.

Finds.
 Trago, 65mm
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Trago 90mm Found by the wife in a very small nodule that just covered the Trago.
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Trago 53mm
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Androg. from the Belemnite Stone. 40mm
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Androg, unfortunately blown in the centre. 60mm
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Trago 70mm
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Pete

At work I have to make a lot of sacrifices.
It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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Doggerfan
Nice finds and good prepping!
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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P King Chef
Thanks Roger,
not bad for a "bone man"
Pete

At work I have to make a lot of sacrifices.
It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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Bunders
Looks like you had a great time Pete, realy like your finds and work. Does your house look like a museum ?

David
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P King Chef
Bunders wrote:
Looks like you had a great time Pete, realy like your finds and work. Does your house look like a museum ?

David


thanks David, the wife has cleared another shelf of glasses and the best china to display these.

Still waiting for the daughter to move out as I've got two display cabinets under my bed to go in her room.
Pete

At work I have to make a lot of sacrifices.
It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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Bunders
Now you have a wife!! That's amazing!! A wife that actually makes room for fossils..... But seriously great finds Pete

David
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aurelius
Superb, especially the first one. Lovely shell preservation.
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Fossil hunter
Beautiful Tragos...thanks for sharing.
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Welsh Wizard
Pete

really nice. Have you found any bone recently?

Nick
"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, then you're probably right".......Henry Ford
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P King Chef
Welsh Wizard wrote:
Pete

really nice. Have you found any bone recently?

Nick


Nick,
would that be Aust or Dorset?
Pete

At work I have to make a lot of sacrifices.
It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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beatpete
It's been a really Good Friday indeed!
Beatpete
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Anywhere for little ammonites, twice as far for big ones!
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Welsh Wizard
P King Chef wrote:
Welsh Wizard wrote:
Pete

really nice. Have you found any bone recently?

Nick


Nick,
would that be Aust or Dorset?


Pete

either location. Always good to see stuff from Aust or Dorset.

Regards

Nick
"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, then you're probably right".......Henry Ford
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P King Chef
Nick,
not found much at Aust for quite a while now but I still got several boxes of stuff to prep, should keep me going over the Summer (when I'm not prepping the wife's ammos).

Not found on Good Friday but Sat. 3rd May.

Nice crisp ichthy vert from the mud flows just on Golden Cap.
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Also found on the same day but underneath Golden Cap.

The wife picked this up looking at the "pretty ammos" .
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Luckily she showed me the piece and  I looked at the ends and saw this.

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It's a 6.5inch section of fin spine probably from the middle third of the spine and it's HUGE.

In comparison to the few similar ones I've got from Aust I'd guesstimate the full length at 15-18 inches.
I'm half way through prepping it at the mo so pics when finished.

Pete

At work I have to make a lot of sacrifices.
It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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P King Chef
Had a re-visit on "Gonzo" (the last Trago in my first post) after the wife saw the sun shining on it.


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I've removed the rest of the shell and gave it rub with some wet'n'dry. From the suture lines clockwise it is translucent green calcite.


Pete

At work I have to make a lot of sacrifices.
It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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mudbug2
Very nice Pete, a worthy piece in any one's collection.

Regards to all who share the passion Mudbug....
S.H.T-N
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dylhomme
Those suture lines are truly amazing! 
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mr ammonites
I like your prepping that is very nice indeed.
Ammonite!
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MattFossil
Hi Pete,

It was cool meeting you at Golden Cap a couple of weeks ago. I now have a TT pen :)

I'm just waiting for a connector for my compressor and then I'm good to start prepping (wreaking?!) my finds.

I ordered the chisel tip as well. I thought I might have a go at a trago as you said they were quite easy. I just wondering whether the chisel would be best for these?

Cheers,

Matt
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P King Chef
Hi Matt,
 

nice to bump into forum members out collecting now and again.

 

Glad to hear you'll soon be up and running with your prep gear, waiting with baited breath for your first attempt.

 

I've prepped all my Tragos with the chisel tip except for cleaning the centres out.

I find it is easier to control how much matrix you take off and you can shape and smooth the matrix at the same time.

 

I wouldn,t however use it to prep something like an Androg.

 

I've prepped some of the finds from when I bumped into you, I'll post when I get home. BTW the "Naut" I showed you turned out to be a water worn Lipo.
Pete

At work I have to make a lot of sacrifices.
It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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MattFossil
Thanks for the advice Pete.

I could have sworn it was a nautilus! I'm loving all this rain and have high hopes for some fresh material to search through. My compressor connector should arrive tomorrow so shall do some practice after work. Not sure whether to attempt anything proper straight away or not.

I'll look forward to seeing more of your prepped finds.

Cheers,

Matt
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P King Chef
Hi Matt,

here's the two Tragos that we found.
This one measures 5 1/2 inches. Probably the largest we've found so far.

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The next one was a bit of a rescue job, the wife picked it up after it the nodule had already been split and left to roll around in the sea.

As found.
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Reverse prepped.
Just need to smooth off to finish.
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Pete

At work I have to make a lot of sacrifices.
It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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MattFossil
Superb prepping and that first one is a beast!

If I can prep half as well as you, I'll be happy.

Cheers,

Matt
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Doggerfan
They both look really nice, but weren't you able to save the shell on the second one?
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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P King Chef
Thanks Guys
 

Roger,

when I reversed prepped the water worn one the shell just pinged off with the matrix and there was very little left of the body chamber.
Pete

At work I have to make a lot of sacrifices.
It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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