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Crabby Concretion, Product of Texas

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Uncle Siphuncle

I felt industrious a couple weeks ago and cleaned up the fossil barn, flushing a couple unprepped Maastrichtian Dakoticancer concretions out of hiding.  I guess I went on a harvesting spree as houses dropped on the old site.  Anyway, prep started with little exposed, and except for a chunk missing out of its butt, this isn’t a bad crab, esp ventrally.  I didn’t take pics at the beginning, so this photo sequence starts somewhere in the middle. It’ll keep.

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Uncle Siphuncle

 

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ynot

Nice looking crab.

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RJB

Love all the pustuals!  but yeah, not the best crab, but still purty dang cool!!!

 

RB

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Fossildude19

Very nice! 

Well done, sir, as usual. :dinothumb:

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Uncle Siphuncle
1 hour ago, RJB said:

Love all the pustuals!  but yeah, not the best crab, but still purty dang cool!!!

 

RB

Yeah, these fast eroding nodules never preserve all appendages.  Most of my finds over the years were legless carapaces, maybe with some nubby knuckles.  Some collectors have tried to talk me out of the better specimens, but with the source pinched off, I’ve held onto my favorites.

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WhodamanHD

nicw crab!:crab:

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Darktooth

Good prep job!

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Tidgy's Dad

Very nice crab! :)

As you say, the ventral side is pretty darned good. 

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RJB
14 hours ago, Uncle Siphuncle said:

have tried to talk me out of the better specimens, but with the source pinched off, I’ve held onto my favorites.

Scotty and I were just talking about you yesterday, about crab locals being shut off and you finding some concs in Washington before a huge area was closed off.  Even heard about a guy who got caught.  Things are really changing.  so glad i started when I did.

 

RB

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4 hours ago, RJB said:

Scotty and I were just talking about you yesterday, about crab locals being shut off and you finding some concs in Washington before a huge area was closed off.  Even heard about a guy who got caught.  Things are really changing.  so glad i started when I did.

 

RB

Again, the do gooders everywhere continue to shut down what is fun and personally rewarding.  Texas is losing good sites to thirsty cities as impoundments swallow creeks and rivers.  If there is anything worth doing, do it now!  Better yet, do it yesterday.

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