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First Prep Work



Sooo, this tiny little thing was was picked up two years ago on Lyme Regis beach, the nodule it was in was pretty big and i had high hopes that it contained more than one.

Alas, sadly only this poor little soul was retrieved and with a broken shell too. 


Still, I'm pretty pleased with it considering its my first go at prep work and with no sandblaster. i just cant believe it has taken a little over a month to get the little bugger out.

i'm in two mind if i should try and remove the remaining matrix or keep it how it is because it acts and a nice little stand.


so yeah, my first little Gryphaea Arcuata:D

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Nice first prep! Its a pleasant specimen how it is now, I would not remove the matrix.

Franz Bernhard

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I've always felt leaving a little of the matrix gives the piece context.  Looks great!

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First off... sorry for the VERY late reply guys.


Thank you to the both of you. i was quite pleased with how it turned out:)

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