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    Post  rockhopper on Sun May 13, 2012 10:18 pm

    Here are a few ammos I found today to add to my ever growing pyrite collection. A couple of nice little multi's there as well.

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    Post  Kosmos on Mon May 14, 2012 12:20 am

    Beautiful! I don't have many pyrite ammos in my collection, they sure are nice finds! Have you coated them in PVA, Varnish or Paraloid to prevent them falling appart?
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    Post  rockhopper on Mon May 14, 2012 12:44 am

    Thanks Kosmos Smile

    I have been experimenting with a few different mediums to protect them, after losing my prized Echioceras to the dreaded yellow rot of ammo doom.

    Some I have used a diluted solution of paraloid, but a few have still showed signs of decay, I have started using a rust inhibitor called Owatrol oil, this I have also diluted and after a year all ammo's seem to be oxidization free! Apart from one which was oxidizing quite heavily when I found it.

    Here is the sadly departed Echioceras, she was a beaut! Sad



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    Post  ermaster on Mon May 14, 2012 7:54 am

    That Echioceras was some thing really sorry that it had to go Sad
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    Post  Kosmos on Mon May 14, 2012 9:44 am

    Thats is a nice one. If you notice a good one going, you can always store it in oil. There is no oxygen there for it to decay.
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    Post  rockhopper on Mon May 14, 2012 9:46 am

    Thanks ermaster, it was a tough lesson. Crying or Very sad
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    Post  rockhopper on Mon May 14, 2012 7:48 pm

    Kosmos wrote:Thats is a nice one. If you notice a good one going, you can always store it in oil. There is no oxygen there for it to decay.

    Good Plan Smile
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    Post  Chapwi on Mon May 14, 2012 9:29 pm

    rockhopper wrote:Here are a few ammos I found today to add to my ever growing pyrite collection. A couple of nice little multi's there as well.

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    WOW beautiful finds there!!
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    Post  rockhopper on Mon May 14, 2012 9:41 pm

    Thanks Chapwi, I'll get them all together and post a pic of the whole collection.
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    Post  rockhopper on Mon May 14, 2012 11:47 pm

    Here is a selection of my most complete and interesting pyrite goodies.

    Sorry about the large image size. If a problem, I'll reduce the size next time.

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    Post  rockhopper on Tue May 15, 2012 12:36 am

    Here is the big pyrite guy!

    Partial Nautilus from Charmouth.

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    Post  rockhopper on Tue May 15, 2012 12:40 am

    And here is my smallest pyrite ammo/gastropod? sat in the zero of a 10p Very Happy

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    Post  sal7373 on Tue May 15, 2012 1:38 am

    I love pyritised ammos...these are beautiful finds...especially the block...I'm there 1st June for a week I'm hoping I will find some more... cyclops cyclops 👽
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    Post  rockhopper on Tue May 15, 2012 1:46 am

    Thanks Sal. I have a pretty big block which shows some promise. Just need to bite the bullet, get off my butt and get a pen. Very Happy Good Luck in June. Smile

    (goes of to trawl ebay and drool at Kens Mannions tools)

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