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This weeks find

neuropteris

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Hello all

Spent a pleasant Sunday pottering about on the beaches of Robin Hoods Bay (Yorkshire coast again) on Sunday and had quite a good haul - the stormy weather is back and stirring things up. Attached is the first to come out of the preparation laboratory (aka the cellar but laboratory sounds better!). Its an Androgynoceras sp(maculatum?) and proved to be quite easy to do - certainly the best I've found from 3 visits. Currently working on the other main find of the day - a big Amaltheus but will have to attach that one when finished. Find of the day goes to my mate John though - a near complete Jurassic Brittlestar!:shock:

All the best

Andy
 

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Stunning Andy. I've got to come up to your area one of these days. Are those ammonites treated in some way, or is that the natural colour?
 

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What Phil asked...

Smashing "serpent stones"!

Incidentally, isn't that the part of the Yorkshire coast where one of the towns boasts a veritable warren of secret smugglers' tunnels?
 

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Unfortunatley I can't claim credit for some of the ones in the background - the only tool used in the finding and prepping of those was the credit card.

Robin Hoods Bay was indeed a smugglers paradise and featured in the recent BBC series 'Coast'. The area must have been very different 100 -300 years ago what with the smuggling and large scale alum and jet mining. Not nearly as desolate as it is today. RHB town is a great little place - a real warren of higgledy piggledy houses and lanes perched on a steep hillside.

The colour is just about natural Phil - I usually give the ones I do a thin coat of matt varnish (diluted in white spirit) or just warm them in the oven and brush on a little bees wax. It gives them a slight brown/yellow tinge but its hardly noticeably and helps to hide any dings or scratches which seem to stand out a mile otherwise.

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curlycephtastic Andy, I regularly kick myself (hard) that I never made the trip north having been besotted by Monmouth Beach that I may never seen again sniff, though have discovered Longeville-sur-mer here which appears to have good potential

Keef
 

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Good stuff there Andy, nice Androgynoceras maculatum.
Where's that good Oxynoticeras to the right of the Androg from ?

AndyS
 

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Hi Andy

Its from Mike at Yorkshire Coast Fossils - way too good to be the product of my airpen. Originally found in RHB though the label said.

Andy
 

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Here's the partially prepped Amaltheus found on the same day as the Androg. Still needs a bit of work doing on the nodule to make it presentable. Such a shame its damaged but its my first one so I'm still happy and it might be possible to do a bit of reconstruction to replace the missing bit. Will post another pic when its finished.

Andy
 

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