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Found 5 results

  1. on the last fieldtrip from this saturday I got a new batch of ammonites to prepp: the first one was realy easy to prepp, it was a small but well preserved Schloenbachia varians. next up is a Mantelliceras, I broke it in 3 pieces when extracting it from the chalk. I let the specimen dry at home and glued the pieces back together, I then prepped the specimen. After this step I grinded the some matrix residue left from the matrix and mixed it with a little bit of water and PVA glue, I used this mixture to fill and restaur the gaps in the ammonite. once dry I gave the ammonite a Paraloid B72 treatment for consolidation. I'm very pleased with the results
  2. This saturday the tides were ideal for a whole day of prospection at the foot of the chalk cliffs near Calais. We got there early in the morning when the water was going away from the cliffs. At the parking we were greeted by a veteran collector from this location, he took us along to the northern part of the site in search of big Turonian ammonites. A first for us since we've only collected more to the south in the cenomanian deposits. With his help we did find a couple of ammonites including a big specimen. around 1pm after lunch we parted ways and we went to the southern part of the site in search of cenomanian fossils, most of the beach was covered in sand, making it harder to find some decent boulders on the beach to break open. but the usual Schloenbachia and Mantelliceras ammonites did show up. we ended the day with dinner in a local tavern before heading back home whit a new load of fossils to clean and prepp. A Lewisceras Ammonite: A large Ammonite, I still have to prepp and Id it propperly: the extraction of the large ammonite: A nice find from Natalie: under the sand on the beach Albian deposits are present, but not visible, from time to time som fossils from those banks are washed out deeper in the sea and washed ashore. She found a nice Hoplites ammonite lying around on the beach: more pictures of the area: Schloenbachia varians: Mantelliceras specimens in situ: part of the fossils that made it back home: Pictures of prepped specimens will follow later
  3. this evening part 2 of the preppwork on the ammonites we found this weekend: Next up is a Schloenbachia varians of the Cenomanian of Cap blanc Nez in France: work in progres: the end result: the 2nd one of the evening was a Mantelliceras saxbii found by Natalie from the same location: The specimen is a little compressed and I thought that the center wasn't preserved, I was wrong. Work in progres: the end result: both specimens:
  4. The compressor is fixed (more or less ) so I prepped 2 of the ammonites we found this weekend. First one was the Hypoturrilites sp. : work in progress : the end result 2nd one is the Mantelliceras mantelli with inoceramus found by Natalie81 work in progress: the end result: both specimens, ready to go in the display cabinets
  5. Hey forum, i'd like to share my new arrival I wanted a large prepped fossil to add to my collection so i was very happy when it came in the mail today. 8.25 inches, 3.3kg This ammonite has had some restoration of the inner whorls but still looks great i think. It's from Agadir, Morocco Here are some pictures
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