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ammofan16
Hi am used to collecting ammonites so not sure whats inside this small nodule, i have started to prep it but im not sure where im going with it!!! I would love to know what it is and any advice on where im going with it would be great as im used to prepping in circles!! Lol best regards carlo Click image for larger version - Name: 91CB1D12-BAA2-482D-B631-CC8902B10736.jpeg, Views: 64, Size: 804.16 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 137E5CC8-C0C3-4E97-8C62-8EC5578CDDF4.jpeg, Views: 67, Size: 674.69 KB Click image for larger version - Name: C01031B0-1B61-42F8-BD6D-435B4D85959B.jpeg, Views: 60, Size: 782.59 KB Click image for larger version - Name: C0BC8868-1193-4FA2-92CE-B0140C2C24F7.jpeg, Views: 75, Size: 720.37 KB Click image for larger version - Name: A1B72089-A42E-437C-B379-DC0589DB52BC.jpeg, Views: 81, Size: 100.46 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 2EE63572-2C73-49E2-B5AD-B5DDD285BC1D.jpeg, Views: 75, Size: 781.64 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 75B2C752-8C68-451E-A391-605490B86F82.jpeg, Views: 53, Size: 766.62 KB
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prep01
Sorry, I can't see a fossil
Colin Huller
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Hydrangea

Hi Carlo  -  this type of nodule sometimes contain crustacean remains, possibly bits and pieces in yours?

regards.
Roy D.
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Mr Ammonite
Hi
I’ve cracked a few similar nodules from that coastline and there are small lobster type creatures within and one in the last of my pictures contained a small fish
The pale brown in the pictures is usually part of the creature but I’ve found it flakes away and I suspect very difficult to prep out Click image for larger version - Name: D1210848-E6FB-466E-9E07-8603BD7B918F.jpeg, Views: 89, Size: 820.96 KB Click image for larger version - Name: F75672CA-BD9D-4AA5-A7D4-0B633529AF74.jpeg, Views: 89, Size: 654.21 KB Click image for larger version - Name: DF0DA519-F0DC-44D0-875C-49C7A4D85300.jpeg, Views: 84, Size: 583.83 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 1BAC0D16-8591-44F9-ACE4-ECE0282E73B8.jpeg, Views: 77, Size: 636.24 KB
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ammofan16
Thanks very much for the info, there is very little remains in the nodule, but looking at all your replies its given me an interesting insight to a fossil area i knew nothing about, best regards carlo
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Hydrangea

Hi Mr Ammonite - I think you mean the first of your pictures contain a small fish, I can only see a claw in the last picture.
However, I have seen something very similar to your 'fish' described as a pine cone (very rare). I may be wrong, but I believe Yorkshire Lias fish scales are always black due to phosphate and sulphide content. Just something for you to consider.

regards.
Roy D.
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Mr Ammonite
Hi Roy
Yes you’re right about the photos in the wrong order,it seems they were in the right order when added but then when downloaded onto the site reversed.
The fish was a positive I’D by Mike Marshall a few months ago and once seen in person and the outline and layout explained it’s a bit clearer
I’ve seen the dark scales of some fish species from our coastline in and on different rock and in coprolite but these are diffent and under a powerful lens some minute sections of dark scale are just showing.
Pete
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Hydrangea

Thanks for that info. Pete, I'm sure Mike is correct and it's a fish.
A rare fossil and a very nice find.

regards.
Roy D.
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