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    druss
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    One of the shark teeth i found in Aust

    Post  druss on Fri May 18, 2012 12:59 am

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    Re: One of the shark teeth i found in Aust

    Post  ermaster on Fri May 18, 2012 8:30 am

    how did you prepare your fossils from aust?
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    Re: One of the shark teeth i found in Aust

    Post  Knochie on Fri May 18, 2012 8:33 pm

    Hi druss,

    I've taken the liberty of enhancing your photo to try and give you an id.



    It's a Hybodus minor tooth and quite "dainty". How did you manage to spot that one?.
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    Re: One of the shark teeth i found in Aust

    Post  druss on Sat May 19, 2012 1:18 am

    Hi i just soaked some of the rock i found in vinger for about 2-3 weeks till it crumbled then i looked at it though a U.S.B microscope.
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    Re: One of the shark teeth i found in Aust

    Post  druss on Sat May 19, 2012 1:43 am

    HI Knochie
    Thank you for the I.D this is very helpful I soaked a bit of rock in vinger, and examened the sediment with a U.S.B. microscope. And found loads of bits this is just one of them, I will post more soon.
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    Re: One of the shark teeth i found in Aust

    Post  rockhopper on Sat May 19, 2012 12:31 pm

    Hi Druss, here is my Hybodus Minor tooth, its 4mm long.

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    Post  Kosmos on Sat May 19, 2012 9:06 pm

    Great finds! Thanks for posting. Wink
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    Re: One of the shark teeth i found in Aust

    Post  fossilhunter on Fri May 25, 2012 4:46 pm

    Wow, I must try that with the vinegar. Does it damage the fossils at all? Smile
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    Re: One of the shark teeth i found in Aust

    Post  Knochie on Fri May 25, 2012 8:49 pm

    fossilhunter wrote:Wow, I must try that with the vinegar. Does it damage the fossils at all? Smile

    Short answer, "No".

    The fossils at Aust are phosphatic and more or less immune to a weak (max 10%) acetic acid solution.
    As the bone bed is basically rocks and sand bound together with a calcite cement, acid breaks it down quite nicely enabling you to extract even delicate micro fossils.

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