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Before and After prep.


Lituites lii (Middle Ordovician ammonoid) before and after prep with air abrasives.

The dolomite may have been a bit harsh, but some more matrix could be removed.

I will have to take some time with baking soda to try to remove the excess.

Not too bad, though.


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thats awesome! Where did you find it?


This was a purchase from a small rock shop in Bar Harbor, Maine.

I think I paid about $ 7.00 for it. I saw some prepping potential. :P

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Not bad!

Should that be 'Lituites'?

Not sure, Eric, - when I first searched for the Genus, Licuites came up.


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Pretty sure it's Lituites.. etymology from the lituum trumpet of the Romans.

Thanks. Seems like everyone calling it Licuites is a commercial seller - notorious for getting it wrong.

Thanks again, Eric.

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