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Fossildude19

Fantastic, Kevin!

Congratulations on the lucky split and great scribe work! :) 

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Jeffrey P

That is indeed a beauty. Wonderful specimen. Congratulations Kevin on your luck and fine prep skills.

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goatinformationist

What a knock.  Can you teach us how to do that?

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belemniten

Very nice :wub:

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ricardo

Kevin,

 

You are a lucky man. Nice shot and great specimen.

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Wrangellian

That's a keeper.

Was there any shell on that one, maybe left on the matrix?

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UtahFossilHunter

Nice splitting! It’s a beauty. :wub:How old is it?

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Ludwigia

Excellent!!

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RJB

Nice.  Tuff to beat a fast prep job that comes out great.

 

RB

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DesertDug

Wow...this skill, know how is why I joined. 

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Manticocerasman
On 18-1-2019 at 4:05 PM, Fossildude19 said:

Fantastic, Kevin!

Congratulations on the lucky split and great scribe work! :) 

Thank you Tim :)

 

On 18-1-2019 at 5:20 PM, Jeffrey P said:

That is indeed a beauty. Wonderful specimen. Congratulations Kevin on your luck and fine prep skills.

THx Jeffrey

 

On 18-1-2019 at 6:18 PM, goatinformationist said:

What a knock.  Can you teach us how to do that?

It doesn't always work out like that, sadly I have a few others that didnt make it. I try to glue back tha faild splits and cut and pollish them.

 

On 18-1-2019 at 6:29 PM, belemniten said:

Very nice :wub:

Thank you Sebastian :D

 

On 18-1-2019 at 8:28 PM, ricardo said:

Kevin,

 

You are a lucky man. Nice shot and great specimen.

 

On 19-1-2019 at 2:41 AM, Wrangellian said:

That's a keeper.

Was there any shell on that one, maybe left on the matrix?

Yes, the shell is always left in the matrix, I had no succes removing one with the shell still on.

 

On 19-1-2019 at 7:40 AM, UtahFossilHunter said:

Nice splitting! It’s a beauty. :wub:How old is it?

Thank you,  It is late Devonian ( Frasnian ) in age thats more or les 375 mj old

 

On 19-1-2019 at 9:03 AM, Ludwigia said:

Excellent!!

Thx Roger :D

 

18 hours ago, RJB said:

Nice.  Tuff to beat a fast prep job that comes out great.

 

RB

Thank you RJB 

 

17 hours ago, DesertDug said:

Wow...this skill, know how is why I joined. 

more luck than skills :P 

 

 

 

 

I'm still sorting out all my unpreped specimens to find som ones with good potential, I tried to split open a few others this week without luck, until this morning:

A singel hit on the side and he also went pop :yay-smiley-1:  I'll have to prepp this on this afternoon :D

 

 

 

 

 

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Manticocerasman

the prepp is done on the 2nd one:

IMG_20190120_113300.thumb.jpg.c304d242c3f2e928e6a0b3ab8916200e.jpg

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Ludwigia
11 minutes ago, Manticocerasman said:

the prepp is done on the 2nd one:

IMG_20190120_113300.thumb.jpg.c304d242c3f2e928e6a0b3ab8916200e.jpg

:wub::wub:

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ricardo
2 hours ago, Manticocerasman said:

the prepp is done on the 2nd one

Manticocerasman strike again… :ninja:

 

Another great goniatite :wub:

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Wrangellian
19 hours ago, Manticocerasman said:

Yes, the shell is always left in the matrix, I had no succes removing one with the shell still on.

 

I don't know how often you find these, but you have you ever considered prepping one out so as to leave the shell on the goniatite, so you have a specimen that shows the outer surface/ornamentation? (Ie. Split it if you have to, then glue the two pieces back together and prep away the matrix down to the outer shell surface)

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Manticocerasman
1 hour ago, Wrangellian said:

I don't know how often you find these, but you have you ever considered prepping one out so as to leave the shell on the goniatite, so you have a specimen that shows the outer surface/ornamentation? (Ie. Split it if you have to, then glue the two pieces back together and prep away the matrix down to the outer shell surface)

they are not common to find, especially in this size, I've tried multiple times to prep them with the shell, but I encounter multiple problems.

the shell is not always well preserved, the matrix is extreemely hard so I have a realy hard time getting through with the airscribe and the cristalized structure of the shell often crumbles when getting to close.

I tried to cut through the matrix until I got realy close to the fossil, and then start prepping, but I  still couldnt get the shell intact.

 

but I got a few smaller goniatites from other layers where I got them with shell preservation, It happens most of the time on my tornoceras specimens like this one:

IMG_20171018_191740.thumb.jpg.0eec0e14ed5ce71873133875a4100173.jpg

 

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