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Orthoceras squid tail fossils

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Mitchell88

Can anyone shed some light on how these fossils, which are often seen in either single specimens or large slabs, ..how they are polished to such a clear diplay, and then on the back side there is normally a similar fine cut, but with a very bad finish.  

Also, i find that these fossils are ussually all the same color, this is due to the fossilization conditions such as, materials, region, era, ect... Correct?

Also peculiar that they often do not contain other traces of the organism.

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Fossildude19

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Troodon

Cannot speak to preservation but to what I see sold.  If you looked at the pictures I posted from the Tucson show you see Orthoceras sold everywhere.  They are polished on only one side the display side and it brings out the beautiful detail of those critters and makes them more saleable. If your going to hang up a slab most buyers are not interested in the back side since it mostly for Art with some exceptions.   The single ones are sold to mom pop shops who want to sell trinkets in their store and look cool at a reasonable price point.

 

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Mitchell88

they are definitely nice pieces.

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Fossildude19
1 hour ago, Mitchell88 said:

 

wow! I did not know it was a shell.. No wonder the fossil comes out this way

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