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Yesterday I posted something here from my recent trip to the Callovian and now I've just finished prepping something else worth showing. It's a somewhat compressed Macrocephalites jacquoti ammonite with a diameter of 12cm.

 

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You may have noticed, particularly in the second photo, that there's a crack running through it. And this is what happens when you open it up.

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It had already broken into these two pieces as I was extracting it at the outcrop. Instead of glueing them back together as I usually do, however, I decided to leave it as is after I'd abraded the shell, since the view of the crystallized chambers is quite pretty. It makes a nice sort of "surprise egg", don't you think?

 

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Tidgy's Dad

Indeed I do. 

Turned out nice again.:wub:

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That is very cool! It almost makes me want to take a hammer to some of my fossils. Almost... ;)

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55 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Indeed I do. 

Turned out nice again.:wub:

 

55 minutes ago, FossilDAWG said:

It is a nice "egg" indeed!  :wub:

 

Don

 

19 minutes ago, FossilNerd said:

That is very cool! It almost makes me want to take a hammer to some of my fossils. Almost... ;)

I'm a happy guy :D I'm placing this one right next to the multiblock. This last trip certainly was worth it.

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14 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

It makes a nice sort of "surprise egg", don't you think?

More than that ... it is very instructive about the internal structure of the shell. Very nice, thanks for show it.

 

Ricardo

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