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  1. The quarry Kromer near Holzmaden did open two weeks ago (it was closed during winter). So last Saturday I was there the first time this year and I have to say that I am kinda satisfied with my finds! I found several marine reptile teeth, some mainly incomplete bones and a fish with much potential. In this topic I want to show how I prep/prepped a plate on which originally two Ichthyosaur verts were visible. The verts are all about 4 cm big. Here is a picture of the unprepped plate: (I have the other parts...) The prep work is very difficult because the stone is extremely hard. So I have to use my air pen to remove the stone directly above the verts and then I remove the remaining thin layer with my sandblaster with about 6 bar which is probably too much for the bones but otherwise I wouldnt do any progress ... This is the current situation: Until now I prepped about 4 hours and now you see that there are even more vertebrae on the plate At least 3 and a half.... And here is the one which wasnt visible at first. I damaged it a bit but I think its not too bad. Hopefully the stone is a bit softer around this one: I think I have to work many hours on it so wish me luck @LiamL
  2. Articulated Ichthyosaur Vertebrae (found 2014)

    From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected from Monmouth Beach in Dorset, England. Blue Lias Formation. About 200 Ma.
  3. Ichthyosaur vertebrae and ribs

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 15 cm long plate with Ichthyosaur vertebrae and ribs from Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic). I bought this one at a fair. (I couldnt resist ) Some more pictures:
  4. Associated Ichthyosaur Bones

    From the album Holzmaden

    This picture shows associated Ichthysaur bones from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic). It was found by me last year and was prepped by Roger (@Ludwigia). The prep work took about 10 hours. The associated vertebrae are around 13 cm long and at the maximum the piece is 20 cm long. Beside those vertebrae there are also Ichthyosaur ribs and Ichthyosaur paddle bones on the stone. Maybe it was a small Stenopterygius or a young one from another species. The vertebrae: The vertebrae and the ribs: The paddle bones: Some more detailed pictures: This piece is the best one in my collection until now and the vertebrate find of August 2017 !
  5. Yesterday a packet arrived at my place ... It doesnt look spectacular .... But it contains my prepped Ichtyosaur vertebrae ! About two weeks ago I sent Roger Furze (ludwigia) three Ichthyosaur vertebrae for preparation. And he really did a great job !! All of them are from Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic) and were found in the last or in this year. Enjoy: The first one is a very good preserved Ichthyosaur vertebra. Here is the unprepared condition: And here is it prepared: It is about 3 cm long and I found it last year in Holzmaden. There is a bit pyrite on it, which is very nice ! The other side: And from another angle:
  6. Ichthyosaur Vertebrae

    I bought this cut and highly polished 4.3cm Ichthyosaur Vertebrae. Can anyone confirm that this is really an Ichthy, i'd like to be sure. It was found at kettleness north yorkshire as an erratic nodule.
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