Pathological ammonites

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Architeuthis
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That is a plant root :oops:

The thing looked a little too fragile after my initial brushing so I just left it alone. The matrix that forms the internal mold is a soft phosphatic material, and the shell is attached to that, a little more cleaning could fowl the whole thing up. I'm afraid to put Vinac on because I don't find very many with the shell preserved so well, and the preservative may cover up some fine details.
 

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