A tricky job
These ammonites are preserved in nodules from the ‘Green Ammonite Beds’ in Seatown. This might be a fantastic place to find fossils, but these ammonites are in fact extremely difficult to clean or prepare. A specimen like this could take several hours of highly-skilled time to expose. This specimen displays ‘old fashioned’ preparation without the benefits of modern preparation tools such as fine air pens and air abrasives.
Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.