A short time away

June 20, 2018

Over the past few weeks I have been busy on prep for a customer and also ended up in London on a non fossil related job and then took a much needed trip to the beach. Below are some of the ammonites I have worked on. 


1.  Macroconch Oistoceras


This was quite a nice surprise for a Stonebarrow nodule, These ammonites should be found along the coast towards Golden cap so this one is very uncommon. 





















2. Double Androgynoceras 

This was a very nice double that I found within a green nodule that I picked up over the winter on Charmouth beach. 






























3. Small androgynoceras 

I picked this up a few days ago on the beach - I quite like these small nodules as they are quick to prep and almost always contain a nice androgynoceras. This one was a little crushed in places but turned out ok in the end. 




















4. Prodactylioceras

Not the nicest example I have found but it does have the largest spines! 



















5. Paracoroniceras 

I did not find this one myself but I thought I would share it, I recently prepared it for a customer - It is very unusual to find one of these large ammonites with a centre - most prepared ones that you see have carved centres as the calcite runs out after 2 or 3 whorls. This one however is perfect pretty much perfect which really surprised me! They take a long time to prepare but the results are quite impressive. 





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