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    Yorkshire Coast finds.

    Post  Knochie on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:23 pm

    Here's some of my few finds from the N. Yorks Coast.


















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    Post  Knochie on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:32 pm

    A few more.













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    Post  Knochie on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:36 pm

    Yet more.











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    Post  Knochie on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:46 pm

    The following are all from one large nodule. Robin Hoods Bay.







    During prep.




    This last bit split from the top of the nodule, I've cut and polished it.



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    Re: Yorkshire Coast finds.

    Post  fusilier21 on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:59 pm

    Well played, Sir.
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    Post  sal7373 on Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:17 am

    These are fabulous! Very Happy
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    Post  Kosmos on Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:36 am

    All amazing! I love the brittle star!!! Very Happy
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    Re: Yorkshire Coast finds.

    Post  fussy fossiler on Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:34 pm

    Wow you've been busy you have some beautiful finds there well done and love your prep work Very Happy .

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    Re: Yorkshire Coast finds.

    Post  Knochie on Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:52 pm

    Thanks guys.
    That's the best of five years collecting, well a week at a time.
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    Re: Yorkshire Coast finds.

    Post  macrocephale on Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:23 am

    Wow they're great!
    Love the 2nd pic as well, is it nautiloid?
    And where is the plant specimen from?, one of my friends is doing her dissertation on plant fossils from Yorkshire, Beast Cliff I believe..
    Finally, how do you go about polishing your ammonite nodules? I've got some stuff from Morocco and the IOW that I want to get polished but I've not/little idea how!
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    Post  Knochie on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:33 pm

    The second pic is of a partial nautilus from Saltwick Bay. I'd not normally bring home partials but this is nearly 9" across and I liked the colouring of it.
    The ferny type plant thing is from Whitby.
    As to polishing I just use ever increasing grades of wet'n'dry and a lot of elbow grease!

    Start with a 100 grade to smooth out any rough bits or imperfections and move up to 400, 800,1000 and then 1500 grade to get the last polish.
    Tip, always change the water and thoroughly wash the fossil between grades.
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    Post  macrocephale on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:10 pm

    Thanks, but grade of what? A fine pouder with cloth or sandpaper?
    Would it be possible for you to post a link to where I can get it?

    This is what I want to polish

    Edit: Hmm.. not sure why that's so big, usually posting photos from facebook doesn't do that..
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    Post  Knochie on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:25 pm

    Wet and dry abrasive paper, available from diy and motor shops,
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    Post  macrocephale on Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:24 pm

    Cheers
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    Post  Knochie on Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:44 pm

    Forgot to show this one.
    Beach pebble from Port Mulgrave polished with wet and dry, took about an hour.


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    Re: Yorkshire Coast finds.

    Post  macrocephale on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:20 am

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-712247-Pack-Grit-Sheets/dp/B000LFXWQ8/ref=pd_rhf_se_shvl7
    This the stuff?
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    Post  Knochie on Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:58 am

    Yep, that's the stuff.
    Although it's the same grade in each pack, you can buy mixed grade packs from 100 grade up to 1200 grade.
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    Post  macrocephale on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:48 pm

    Ok cool Smile
    I get my student loan next week so I'll probably be. Treating myself to some prep stuff, couple of enscribers, some wet n dry and maybe an engraver as well geek

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    Post  Guest on Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:03 am

    macrocephale wrote:Ok cool Smile
    I get my student loan next week so I'll probably be. Treating myself to some prep stuff, couple of enscribers, some wet n dry and maybe an engraver as well geek

    .... and a few beers
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    Post  macrocephale on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:03 am

    Spleain wrote:
    macrocephale wrote:Ok cool Smile
    I get my student loan next week so I'll probably be. Treating myself to some prep stuff, couple of enscribers, some wet n dry and maybe an engraver as well geek

    .... and a few beers

    Of course geek
    Once I'm back at uni anyway.. If I buy any while I'm at my mums by brother would nick half of em and my dad just buys me a crate whenever I'm at his Very Happy

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