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A few weeks ago I sent Roger ( @Ludwigia ) a piece with some bones from Holzmaden. In exchange of some money and some fossils from Zwingelhausen he prepped it for me!

Already in the unprepped condition I had the suspicion that it might be a skull or at least a part of a skull. Only a few bones were visible first.

 

Unprepped stone:

 

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I found this one in 2016 in the visitor quarry Kromer near Holzmaden. Its about 23 cm long. 

 

The prep work was very difficult, because the stone was so hard. It took about 12 hours.

But nevertheless Roger did a great job and I am very happy about the result :megdance::megdance::megdance:

Here are two pictures of the finished piece:

 

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As you can see its really a part of an Ichthyosaur skull :D :D It might be a juvenile but I am not sure :headscratch:

You can see the eyehole very good, although its a shame that the eye itself isnt preserved:

 

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belemniten

Perhaps this was the other eyehole:

 

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But there are also other bones on the plate like ribs or vertebrae.

Here is a little vertebra:

 

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And some more very nice preserved bones:

 

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All in all I can say that I am extremely satisfied with the result and this is one of the nicest pieces I have in my collection (until now) :)

Many thanks to Roger (ludwigia) :dinothumb::ighappy: He again had the hearder job ;)

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doushantuo

:ighappy::dinosmile::dinothumb::ptero::dinothumb::dinothumb:

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WhodamanHD

:faint::drool::envy::1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76::dinothumb:

translation: Oh my Goniopholis! That is incredible! Epic find! Also props to the prepper, amazing job Roger!

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Vieira

Amazing fossil and amazing preparation :dinothumb:

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1 hour ago, doushantuo said:

:ighappy::dinosmile::dinothumb::ptero::dinothumb::dinothumb:

Thanks for all the emoticons :D

 

1 hour ago, WhodamanHD said:

:faint::drool::envy::1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76::dinothumb:

translation: Oh my Goniopholis! That is incredible! Epic find! Also props to the prepper, amazing job Roger!

Thanks for the emoticons and for the kind words :ighappy:

 

18 minutes ago, Vieira said:

Amazing fossil and amazing preparation :dinothumb:

Thanks Vieira!!

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Jeffrey P

That is an incredible find Sebastian and Roger did an amazing job prepping it. Big congratulations to both of you. Your collection of Jurassic and Triassic vertebrates continues to grow and impress.  Thanks for sharing.

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Fruitbat

That IS a rather spectacular specimen and the prep work is exquisite!

 

-Joe

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doushantuo

yeah,CERTAINLY specatucular work by Roger

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2 hours ago, Jeffrey P said:

That is an incredible find Sebastian and Roger did an amazing job prepping it. Big congratulations to both of you. Your collection of Jurassic and Triassic vertebrates continues to grow and impress.  Thanks for sharing.

Thank you Jeffrey! Love to extend my collection. Lets see what the future brings :)

 

1 hour ago, Fruitbat said:

That IS a rather spectacular specimen and the prep work is exquisite!

 

-Joe

Thanks :D

 

1 hour ago, doushantuo said:

yeah,CERTAINLY specatucular work by Roger

Yes it was again a great work1 And I am happy that I sent it to him. Maybe in 10 years I can also prep something like this but not now ;)

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Bone guy

Well the smithsonian and the AMNH are going to be busting your door down wanting their Ichthyosaurus skull back. :D 

 

This is an excellent find. If I may ask, is this your best find yet? 

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Ludwigia

Hi @belemniten Nice to see that the piece arrived unscathed.

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indominus rex

An utterly stunning piece :drool:,congratulations:dinothumb:.

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ynot

Came out very nice.

Congratulations on the wonderful find!

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11 hours ago, Bone guy said:

Well the smithsonian and the AMNH are going to be busting your door down wanting their Ichthyosaurus skull back. :D 

 

:D:D 

 

11 hours ago, Bone guy said:

 

This is an excellent find. If I may ask, is this your best find yet? 

Thanks! Yes its my best find until now I would say. But I hope that I can find even better things in the future (in Holzmaden)! Lets see :)

 

11 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Hi @belemniten Nice to see that the piece arrived unscathed.

Yes I was also glad :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:

 

9 hours ago, indominus rex said:

An utterly stunning piece :drool:,congratulations:dinothumb:.

Thank you :ighappy:

 

7 hours ago, ynot said:

Came out very nice.

Congratulations on the wonderful find!

Thanks Tony!

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Bobby Rico

Incredible find and prep work congratulations to you both.:dinothumb:

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Tidgy's Dad

What a really nice piece! 

Great find and prep job! 

Congratulations.

:yay-smiley-1:

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LordTrilobite

Wow that's a wonderful specimen!

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belemniten
20 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

Incredible find and prep work congratulations to you both.:dinothumb:

Thanks Bobby :ighappy:

 

18 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

What a really nice piece! 

Great find and prep job! 

Congratulations.

:yay-smiley-1:

Thank you Adam :D

 

11 hours ago, LordTrilobite said:

Wow that's a wonderful specimen!

Thanks for the kind words! 

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Coco

:dinothumb:

 

Coco

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LiamL

Beautiful! 

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belemniten
On 15.7.2018 at 8:40 AM, Coco said:

:dinothumb:

 

Coco

 

8 hours ago, LiamL said:

Beautiful! 

Thanks @Coco und @LiamL :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:

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