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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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How to prepare an ammonite in a limestone nodule with an air pen

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How to prepare an ammonite in a limestone nodule with an air pen
Preparing a Promicroceras ammonite from a limestone nodule- step-by-step fossil prepIn this post we’ll go over the very basics of preparing an ammonite in a nodule. This tutorial is designed to show you how to approach preparing an ammonite with a beginner’s set up (an air pen or air scribe, with no air abasive) - the same [...]

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