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    1. Member Introductions

      New? Please introduce yourself,
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    2. Member of the Month

      Recognizing outstanding contributions and good Forum citizenship.

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    3. Announcements & Rules

      For Admin or Mod use only. To announce board changes or additions.

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    4. F.A.Q.s re: Forum Functions & Tips on Style

      Quick tips on common board operating issues.
      (Not a discussion forum; if the help you seek is not in here, just ask in Help & Suggestions)

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    5. Help & Suggestions Discussions

      Have a question about using the Forum's features? If the answer isn't in here already, please ask!

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  2. Fossil Discussion

    1. General Fossil Discussion

      Any general discussions about fossils & paleontology

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    2. Fossil Hunting Trips

      Post your fossiling adventures here!

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    3. Fossil ID

      Can't figure out what that fossil is? Post bright, sharp images here for identification. (Note that responses & confidence increase with image quality!)
      >Re-size your pictures, per the tips in our FAQ forum.
      >Please understand that we do not appraise value!

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    4. Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

      This forum is devoted to illuminating the pitfalls to be avoided when considering the purchase of fossils.
      Please read and follow the specific guidelines for posting here, which will be found in the first, pinned, topic.

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    5. Partners in Paleontology - Member Contributions to Science

      >In this forum, we promote and celebrate our amateur contributions to the paleontological sciences. There are many volunteer opportunities to play an important role in furthering the science, and to learn new skills. Whether by volunteering their time (lab work, collections maintenance, organized field work), or through the donation of significant specimens, to scientific institutions, amateurs have always played an important but unheralded part!

      >The pinned topic "Fossil Contributions to Paleontology - The Gallery" is an annotated image archive of member-found specimens now residing in museum collections; further discussion of them will be found in linked topics in this forum. ADDING YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THIS THREAD WILL EARN THE PARTNER AWARD FOR YOUR PROFILE.

      >All the other topics in this forum are for the discussion of amateurs' collaboration with professionals; science at its best.

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    6. Questions & Answers

      Ask anything you want to know* about fossils in general; maybe someone here will have the answer!
      *For identification of specific fossils, post in Fossil ID for best results..
      >Please understand that we do not appraise value!

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    7. Fossil of the Month

      The Winners Gallery and the Official Contest for the Find of the Month.

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    8. Member Collections

      Show off your own collection of fossils

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    9. A Trip to the Museum

      A forum to showcase Paleontological museums and their fossil exhibits. Have one near you? Take us along!

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    10. Paleo Re-creations

      For members' original paleontological artworks of graphic (life renderings, display backgrounds, ID posters) and sculptural (models, carvings) natures.

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    11. Collecting Gear

      Tools and techniques

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    12. Fossil Preparation

      Tools and techniques

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    13. Member Fossil Trades Bulletin Board

      We have freed member-to-member trades from the restrictions imposed on member sales.

      You may express your initial interests here, or as opportunity might present in other discussion topics; once contact with a trading partner is made, please continue your arrangements via private message. Public notes on successful exchanges are encouraged; disputes must be settled privately.

      Please note that transactions done thus must be pure trades, with no money changing hands; beyond that, the transaction may take any form that both participants agree to as equitable.

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    14. Member-to-Member Fossil Sales

      > For sales between members: no marketing of commercial websites, including Ebay.
      > Posting access to this forum is restricted to members who have established themselves by contributing a reasonable, fixed number of posts of substance. Once you are approved, please read the Member Sales Policy and pinned topics before posting or responding in this forum!
      >We cannot perform $$ appraisals, but opinions as to relative quality can be offered.
      >Fossils and things directly related to the avocation ONLY.

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    15. Fossil News

      News from the world of fossils & paleontology

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  3. Fossil Media

    1. Members Websites

      Have your own non-commercial website about fossils? Post it here!

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    2. Fossils On The Web

      Fossil related websites and links

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    3. Fossil Photography

      Tips and techniques to better photograph fossils.

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    4. Fossil Literature

      Talk about fossil-related books and magazines

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    5. Documents

      Share fossil documents here.

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  4. General Category

    1. Rocks & Minerals

      Non-fossil specimens of geologic origin.

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    2. Artifacts & Relics

      Historic and prehistoric objects of human origin.

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    3. General Discussion

      A forum for discussion of fields (other than those which have their own forums) that are directly applicable to paleontology.

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    4. Geology

      Geology, as may be applied to paleontology.

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    5. Members' News & Diversions

      For sharing your personal news, events, and non-fossil hobbies.

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    6. Contests

      Fossil-related educational contests and quizzes

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    7. Non-Fossil Websites

      Websites not related to fossils.

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