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Ammojoe

I recently got round to prepping a few ammonites from my collection - I collected them during the summer (August) at the Yorkshire Coast (UK), but have only just got round to prepping them. I thought I'd share them with you. I'm not an experienced prepper, so I was practising on these ammonites. I am pleased with how they turned out, although I still have a little bit of work to finish some of them off. :)

If anyone else wants to share their Yorkshire ammonites that would be great; once we get a thread going I'll post some of my other specimens.

All of these ammonites are from the Lias of the Yorkshire Coast, UK, and were prepped out of hard limestone nodules. I used the Chicago Pneumatic from start to finish on all of theses ammonites, and then I gave them a light coat of beeswax.

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Hildoceras bifrons

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Peronoceras turriculatum

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Peronoceras perarmatum

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Pseudolioceras ?boulbiense

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DE&i

Those are very pleasing to the eye. You say your no expert im not so sure Joe credit where credits due.

Regards,

Darren.

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Welsh Wizard

Hi Joe

Some nice ammonites you've got there. I'll try and post some soon.

All the best

Nick

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Ludwigia

Hi Joe,

You're off to a good start with these ones. Here are some more.

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post-2384-0-45111100-1390088964_thumb.jpg Dactylioceras semicelatum

post-2384-0-60116600-1390089046_thumb.jpg Dactylioceras annulatum

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rocdoc6982

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Here's an Eteoderoceras armatum from my collection. The ammonite is 6" in diameter. The ammonite was prepared by, and purchased from, Mike Marshall. Enjoy!

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rocdoc6982

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This is a Hildaoceras lusitanicum again from Mike Marshall. The ammonite is approximately 7" in diameter.

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Ammojoe

Thanks Darren, and Nick. It would be good if you could post some of yours, Nick, I'm sure you have plenty of gorgeous examples to post.

Thanks Roger; would you be able to add them to this thread?

Lovely display pieces rocdoc6982! Nobody preps an ammonite better than Mike Marshall in my opinion, really lovely specimens, thanks for sharing. Great photography too. The spines on that Eteoderoceras are incredible! I look forward to seeing more! :)

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Ludwigia

Thanks Roger; would you be able to add them to this thread?

Done. I agree. That E.armatum is one in a million!

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rocdoc6982

I'll post some more of the E.Armatum if you guys are interested? The only other one I've seen like it was a similar size and preservation in a private collection in Dorset. That specimen was from Charmouth whereas mine is Yorkshire born and bred! Here's something more common, it's a Dactylioceras commune. Ammonite is 3.5" wide (9cm). This is one of my favorite ammonites.

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Jeffrey P

I happen to have a very nice Dactylioceras I bought: One of the very few fossils in my collection I purchased. I consider it to be one of the quintessential ammonites. Your collection is quite stunning. Big congratulations. Wish I could get off there and find some of my own.

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mikeymig

Here are a few of my fav Yorkshire Ammonites in my collection.

Thanks

Mikey

Miglietta Museum of Natural History

A complete (as good as it gets) Pseudolioceras boulbiense in half nodule.

Miglietta Museum of Natural History

Eleganticeras elegans - A very cool double nodule with a male & female Eleganticeras elegans.

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Bathollovian

The Eteoderoceras is just....great !!!

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Ammojoe

Thanks for sharing everyone. Yes please, rocdoc6982, I'd love some more photos of the Eteoderoceras! That's a cracking Dactylioceras too, superb preservation and prep…

Thanks for sharing your fine specimens too, mikeymig. The Eleganticeras - are you saying they're male and female due to the difference in size?

Here's quite a small Hildoceras bifrons from Whitby Bay.

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mikeymig

That's what I was told Joe. Not only the size but the shape and thickness of the shells. I bought it because it displays real well and was a top prep. :)

Mikey

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Kosmoceras

There are some fine specimens in this thread; very nice preparation.

Here is my favourite Yorkshire ammonite from my collection, Pernoceras(?).

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Regards,

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Ammojoe

Thanks Mikey - agreed, it's a magnificent display piece :envy:

That's a nice specimen Thomas, quite sure it's Peronoceras subarmatum.

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rocdoc6982

Hey Y'all, here are 3 more pictures of the eteoderoceras for your viewing pleasure....

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rocdoc6982

Here are a few others from my collections seeing as I had my camera out today:

Nodicoeloceras crassoides (complete to mouth border, 2.5" diameter):

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Peronoceras fibulatum (incomplete, 2.25" diameter):

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Peronoceras subarmatum (incomplete, 2.5" diamater):

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Dactylioceras athleticum (very nearly complete, 3.5" diameter):

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Enjoy!

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rocdoc6982

There are some fine specimens in this thread; very nice preparation.

Here is my favourite Yorkshire ammonite from my collection, Pernoceras(?).

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Regards,

Kosmoceras, check out my post of the Peronoceras subarmatum today, looks like a close match for your specimen wouldn't you say?

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rocdoc6982

Okay, last one for today is another Mike Marshall prep. it is a Phylloceras heterophyllum.

The ammonite is not quite 8" in diameter....

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Ludwigia

That Phylloceras is fantastic!

Here's a Dactylioceras I cut and polished a few years back.

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