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Preparation of ammonites from the 'Junction Bed' of Ilminster, Somerset

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Preparation of ammonites from the  'Junction Bed' of  Ilminster, Somerset
Fossils from the Marlstone rock and Junction bed (now known as the Beacon Limestone Formation) can be found on the Dorset coast between Seatown and Eype and also in the Fields on the higher ridges around Ilminster. Despite the closeness of these two sites the collecting is different at each of them. This [...]

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Fossil preparation of an Arnioceras ammonite from Charmouth, UK

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Fossil preparation of an Arnioceras ammonite from Charmouth, UK
This Arnioceras sp. ammonite was found by a couple of one of The Wobbly Fossiler’s guided walks on Charmouth beach. Whilst not the biggest ammonite of this type ever found, its size (80mm) and quality are very uncommon from the location. The particular rock is usually not worth preparing as the ammonites are often crushed [...]

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Air Abrasive Preparation of a Crinoid

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Air Abrasive Preparation of a Crinoid
We (re)prepared a fossil crinoid that we have had in our collection for many years now. This specimen, an Onychocrinus exculptus from the Lower Mississipian (Carboniferous) of the Edwardsville Formation of Indiana, USA, was found and prepared over 100 years ago. It was most likely part of a Victorian collection.Crinoids are found through a great [...]

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