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Just ordred a kind of "cheap" and not so well prepped and maybe enhanced keichousaurus. Would be nice to get some opinions about the condition of this fossil. I know I should ask before buying but the financial damage isnt that bad and I`m quite cuurious about this fossil. Will be pretty interesting to compare it with my other keichosaurus, which was my first ever fossile and a few times more expensive beeing from triassica.
I guess restoration is OK up to a point but are overly restored Heteromorphs common coming out Drôme? I've picked a couple up at what seems to be an average price for these examples in this condition. There's some resin between the ammos and matrix maybe as support. Do they often come out broken and are stuck back together? Certainly there is something going on as there is little room twixt ammo and matrix and ammos have been prepped there which looks far too clean to have been done on matrix. I've not yet had time to look for minute resin air bubbles on the fossils but the resin support doesn't look like it was hidden too well. I guess this could be intentional to show or a rubbish enhancement. One is soaking in water at the moment, acetone and UV lights are in my studio so can't do those tests tomorrow tho I might use Mrs B's nail polish remover to look for resin/colouring on the fossils. I'll get a hot needle out too. Rough images with not much info below, I'll take better pics later. Thanks John In an act of stupidity I think this should have been posted in the 'Is It Real' section so admins if you think I have please move. Edited for stupidity.....
Jianhanichthys sp. also known as Osteohilus sp. or "Chan Han Fish" Pliocene, Yichuang, Hubei Province, China Gift from my wife a few years ago - this fish is only about 2 inches long. This fossil has quite obviously been "enhanced". You can clearly see that someone used ink to outline the fish, and to extend the broken lower caudal fin. Neat specimen, regardless - mostly bones instead of scales, like many of the others I've seen online.
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