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Right: An articulated (a crustacean burrow lined with fish scales/bones) and decapitated during extraction.Only after the portion containing the skull had been removed was the error recognised.Right: A cupedid beetle (12mm) from Smokejacks Brickworks (Surrey).

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ammonite from Kimmeridge (Dorset) is partly obscured by pyritised oyster shells.

The presence of the oysters indicates the ammonite lay exposed on the seabed for a sufficient time for them to colonise its surface (possibly the underside).

Left: A bone block appearing to contain ichthyosaur bones and teeth has been polished rather than more respectfully prepared.

The result is minimally informative and parts of the specimen have been lost.

Left: The outer whorl of this ammonite from Osmington Mills (Dorset) is worn and some might say 'unsightly', arguably though this feature is best conserved.

Right: This nodule from Seatown (Dorset) contains crocodile tooth and surrounding matrix from Durlston Bay (Dorset), the latter contains plant debris which can help confirm the environmental setting and the age - in this instance an ancient lagoonal setting dating from the Early Cretaceous Epoch, approximately 140 million years ago.The apparently young ages may thus represent a later intervention in the site during the late 3rd millennium B. More sites need to be dated by the use of both rocks and sediments to confirm this suggestion.Important information on the bleaching history of the rock surfaces directly obtained from these luminescence-depth profiles is not available in the underlying unconsolidated sediments.The specimens have been carefully prepared and conserved in their natural state.Left: An air-abrasive tool being used to expose the surface of this echinoid from a Lewes (East Sussex) quarry. Right: A close-up of the air-abraded surface of the echinoid reveals the often absent spines which covered the specimen in life. a pen knife, would have removed these in an instant.Consequently it was thought possible to tackle the preparation with a sharp blade - the result was a damaged specimen that was ultimately discarded. Although a beautiful and near complete specimen, the preparation has removed too much chalk matrix resulting in an overly fragile specimen.

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