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Arthur1

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Hi

Any thoughts on this collection of bones ? definite cross section “ bow tie “ of a vert.

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Hi

Looks like verts and ribs. Where near Whitby?

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Robin Hood’s Bay , I think
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Paddle bone(s) too. Ichthyosaur?

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Thank you both for your input
I can see what you mean about the paddle bones, but it’s all a bit of a mix up .
Do you think the dark circle in picture 4 is the end of a vert ?
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IMHO get it professionally prepped and things will look a lot clearer!
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Looks like a nice piece! Congrats. 
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Thanks
I’m not sure whether I’ll have it professionally prepped , or leave it as it is for a while until my skill level improves
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Always difficult to identify bones from photos. I'd say that is a paddle bone, with the raised edge slightly eroded, and there is another, broken in half, along the top edge. I imagine the matrix is pretty hard, is it?

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Hi paul
Yes the matrix is hard , but is has a worrying crack which runs most of the length, and straight through the vertebrae in the last photo

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Hi Tim

Re, crack - oh dear. If it does break you should be able to glue the bits back together again, having cleaned the surfaces if necessary. 

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I’ve put some paraloid solution ( 10%) into the pack to strengthen it
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Pack should say “ into the crack !”
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It’s getting there ! Here are some recent photos - ribs and vert are much clearer, mixed up with paddle bones

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