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...or at least it used to be alive. A friend of mine offered to give me a few of his unprepped ammonites in exchange for a bit of work for him. He asked me to cut, sand and polish a Macrocephalites ammonite for him which he suspected might show some nice interior designs. And he was right. I only took a photo of it moistened after cutting and before sanding and polishing and didn't think to get one of the end product before I gave it back to him, but I think you can already imagine how nicely it turned out in the end, don't you think?

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Kane

I think it looks fantastic just as it appears here. Are those chambers all pyritized? 

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9 minutes ago, Kane said:

I think it looks fantastic just as it appears here. Are those chambers all pyritized? 

No. It's all calcite, massive and crystallized, with color variations created by differing doses of iron compounds. By the way, you can also see the siphonal tube in part on the edge of the whorls

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UtahFossilHunter

What part of Europe are they from?

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6 hours ago, UtahFossilHunter said:

What part of Europe are they from?

Southwest Germany. Wutachtal.

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