Another lovely 180 myo Dactylioceras see’s the light. Really enjoyed prepping this piece. I tried something new, seems as though I had plenty of matrix surrounding the specimen to work with. The outer whorl of the ammonite was very water worn and crushed, so removed it, then ran my pen along the outline of where that whorl was, then smoothing off the matrix around the pen marks. Hope you all enjoy 😊
Well, that’s me all sorted to head out to Dorset soon. I’d planned to head out in January, as I did last year. That plan has changed. November 6th is now the designated day 😁(plus an extra 3 days). Can’t bloody wait. If any of you guys from down there fancy going collecting, let me know, be nice to meet the faces behind the instagrams 😂.
Probably one of my better preps to date 😁. All finished and amongst the collection proudly. I found this a few weeks back at Port Mulgrave. Be heading back out at the end of the month, although I think it’s time I started searching for some Lower Lias stuff. Can’t let @whitbyammonites6472 have all the fun now can we 😉
I’m not usually one to buy fossils, as I would much rather collect and prepare myself, but after visiting the Bakewell show over the weekend, I couldn’t resist this absolute stunning piece 🤩. Two Arnioceras inside of the mouth boarder of a Nautilus. This will proudly sit on my collection. More of the details of this piece and where it was found are in the last picture. I can’t stop looking at it 😮
The treble Tenuicostatum block I found a while back is no longer a treble. The top little one was was unfortunately not all there, and just didn’t look right (says the guy who’s left one with the outer whorl knackered, although I do still have that piece to glue back on at some point). So I have left it as a double. Pretty pleased with how this prep has gone, especially with the bowling out which I haven’t done much of before. Not a bad piece if I do say so myself 😁
I call this piece ‘A Love Hate Relationship’. Reason being, every time I’m starting to think I’m not far off finished roughing out, another bloody Eleganticeras appears out of nowhere, then, just after I rough that one out, ANOTHER ONE APPEARS 😂. Iv probably put a good 16-18 hours into this now, and at this rate, it’s probably got another 15 to go at the least. It’ll be an absolute beaut once it’s complete, that’s one thing for sure 😁
A small Eleganticeras multi block I found a while back at Runswick Bay. It’s always a pleasure to find a few good bits bundled up together 😊. I have a much larger block with approximately 20 of these ammonites inside it, seeing the light of the day for the first time in 180 million years. The prep is not far of complete too, so I’ll post that beauty once I’m done 😉
Shame this beauty isn’t whole. Every Yorkshire Coast hunter would love to have a complete Phyllo specimen in their collection 😍. They’re rather rare to find, and you only ever seem to find large pieces and that’s it. They always show really nice suture patterns, some of the calcite from the chambers even pops out on this piece. Maybe I’ll find one soon 🤔