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    Post  mattyb82 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:29 am

    Morning Fellow Fossil collectors

    I have been a member of this site for awhile now, but I have never had time to join the forum and really get involved.

    I have recently been emailing Craig about my fossil finds on the Isle Of Wight and he has recommended I post a few pictures on here, I been collecting on the Isle of Wight for the last two years now.. and built up a nice collection. So I thought it would nice to share

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    Coniferalean Log
    Turtle Shell Segments
    Crocodilian Tooth
    Iguanodon Hindlimb Bone
    Iguanodon Vertebre's

    Please any questions i would be happy to answer them.
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    Post  Kosmos on Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:02 pm

    Amazing! That first ammonite and the bones are my favourites. The limb bone and verts are beautiful. Let alone the cones!

    Question: What have you coated the log in to stop it oxidising?
    Question: Can I have some? Razz
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    Post  mattyb82 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:03 pm

    would you believe it...........Standard PVA glue, it's had two really good coats and it seems to have worked a treat!!

    This is only a small part of my collection and ive only been doing this two years, If you get the timing right on the Isle Of Wight you can find loads of stuff.

    We had some really high winds last night, I hit the beach early this morning and came home with a really nice lump of bone and few shells.
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    Post  Kosmos on Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:22 pm

    mattyb82 wrote:would you believe it...........Standard PVA glue, it's had two really good coats and it seems to have worked a treat!!

    PVA, thats what I also used on my IOW wood. I had about 6 coats and mine is doing fine too.
    I have 4 more bags of wood in the shed which need doing but I never have the time. Your wood from Brighstone?
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    Post  mattyb82 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:58 pm

    Kosmos wrote:
    mattyb82 wrote:would you believe it...........Standard PVA glue, it's had two really good coats and it seems to have worked a treat!!

    PVA, thats what I also used on my IOW wood. I had about 6 coats and mine is doing fine too.
    I have 4 more bags of wood in the shed which need doing but I never have the time. Your wood from Brighstone?

    My Piece came from Brook, I let it completely dry out before coating with PVA seems to have done the trick. I will keep an eye on it might have to do it again next year just in-case.

    Back in February I stumbled across this, I wanted to take that home but I couldn't lift it.. Would of taken a lot of PVA
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    Post  Kosmos on Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:26 pm

    Nice find. A link to the big piece I found but could not take home. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2dtamwx&s=6
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    Post  mattyb82 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:31 pm

    Kosmos wrote:Nice find. A link to the big piece I found but could not take home. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2dtamwx&s=6

    Was that on the island?? I have found a really nice piece recently which you see the growth ring within. Im going to try and remove it.......... get it cleaned up and cut flush....it might polish.
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    Post  Kosmos on Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:53 pm

    That was Brighstone in 2010. The big growth ring one looks good, it should turn out nice if it does polish.
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    Post  Chapwi on Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:06 am

    Amazing finds Matt
    I want them haha
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    Post  ermaster on Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:27 am

    loving the finds Very Happy wish i had some of those fern cones Razz

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    Post  Guest on Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:51 pm

    Oh wow!! some stonkers, im going IOW this summer you have whet my appetite... I can only hope tho. Well done mattyb.
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    Post  mattyb82 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:13 pm

    Thank for you comments guys, I will try and take some more pictures of my collection.



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    Post  mattyb82 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:17 pm

    [quote="mattyb82"]Thank for you comments guys, I will try and take some more pictures of my collection.

    Mean While
    Does anyone have idea's how I can preserve my small fern cone's. I have tired PVA Glue, It helps hold the shape but it distorts the detail???
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    Post  Kosmos on Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:21 pm

    mattyb82 wrote:
    Mean While
    Does anyone have idea's how I can preserve my small fern cone's. I have tired PVA Glue, It helps hold the shape but it distorts the detail???
    Matt varnish may work. If all else fails, store them in oil, no oxygen there.

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    Post  Guest on Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:49 pm

    Kosmos wrote:Nice find. A link to the big piece I found but could not take home. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2dtamwx&s=6

    Nice one kosmos... looks like you tried though. I picked up the most exquisitely preserved piece of drift wood from the eocene on sunday... altho a plant fossil collector I dont usually pick up much drift wood but the preservation on this is beyond belief... also looking for the best way to preserve it I dont want to distort its natural hue and texture which some methods entail. (picture within the week I promise)
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    Post  Kosmos on Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:53 pm

    Spleain wrote:
    Kosmos wrote:Nice find. A link to the big piece I found but could not take home. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2dtamwx&s=6

    Nice one kosmos... looks like you tried though. I picked up the most exquisitely preserved piece of drift wood from the eocene on sunday... altho a plant fossil collector I dont usually pick up much drift wood but the preservation on this is beyond belief... also looking for the best way to preserve it I dont want to distort its natural hue and texture which some methods entail. (picture within the week I promise)
    I did try but it was too big. I got some smaller pieces though about a quater of the size, I am preserving them right now in glue and varnish.
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    Post  Kosmos on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:30 pm

    Thats a nice piece too, I can feel it through the screen for sure.
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    Post  fossilhunter on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:31 pm

    Where is that piece of wood from?
    I really need to go there! lol!
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    Post  macrocephale on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:33 pm

    @Matty, where abouts are the fern cones and the croc. tooth from? The croc and turtle usually comes from Bouldner but it's always washed up bits and pieces, where did you find it in situ?
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    Post  Kosmos on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:35 pm

    I found a croc tooth at Bouldnor once, but I think you can find them in rocks at Yaverland and Brook but not sure.
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    Post  mattyb82 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:23 pm

    macrocephale wrote:@Matty, where abouts are the fern cones and the croc. tooth from? The croc and turtle usually comes from Bouldner but it's always washed up bits and pieces, where did you find it in situ?


    My Croc tooth came from a plant bed near brook so did the larger fern cone with the darker matrix. My small fern cone came from Grange Chine, The other fern cone with sandy colour matrix came form Yaverland

    My Turtle Shell came from from somewhere completely un-expected along with these little gems
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    Post  mattyb82 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:28 pm

    Kosmos wrote:
    mattyb82 wrote:
    Mean While
    Does anyone have idea's how I can preserve my small fern cone's. I have tired PVA Glue, It helps hold the shape but it distorts the detail???
    Matt varnish may work. If all else fails, store them in oil, no oxygen there.

    I have my Small one's in oil at the moment it seems to be working!
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    Post  Kosmos on Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:20 pm

    With pyrite, it reacts a lot more with moisture in the air, so if you get rid of the water and air, it cannot really react and turn to dust. They can stay preserved in there forever.
    I do not like pyrite fossils myself because of this. Not only can a prized fossil disintegrate, but the label can go bad and even a wooden drawer can discolour.

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