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  1. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends August 10th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE. 1. Cyclus americanus Arthropod - Middle Pennsylvanian - Braceville, Illinois, USA 2. Pseudodechenella lucasensis Trilobite - Middle Devonian - Silica Shale, Paulding, Ohio, USA 3. Laurus Leaf - Mid Miocene - Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia 4. Didontogaster cordylina Tummy Tooth Worm - Middle Pennsylvanian - Mazon Creek, Braceville, Illinois, USA 5. Fusimilis proxima Snail - Late Cretaceous - Coon Creek Science Center, Adamsville, Tennessee, USA 6. Crab Carapace - Cretaceous - Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA 7. Horn Coral - Ordovician - South Hampton Beach, Ontario, Canada 8. Xanthopsis dufouri Crab Shell - Eocene - Department of Landes, Southwest France 9. Hardouinia bassleri Echinoid - Late Cretaceous - Montgomery, Alabama, USA 10. Ecphora Shell - Early to Mid Miocene - Matoaka Beach, Calvert County, Maryland, USA 11. Favosites Coral - Devonian - Arkona, Ontaria, Canada 12. Unidentified Leaf - Upper Cretaceous - ENCI, Maastricht, Netherlands 14. - Rusophycus isp. Ichnofossil - Ordovician - Etobicoke Creek, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  2. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends August 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE. 1. Orthacanthus Shark Tooth - Upper Pennsylvanian - LaSalle County, Illinois, USA 2. Ichthyosaur Skull Bones, Ribs and Vertebrae - Lower Jurassic - Quarry Kromer, Holzmaden, Germany 3. Thecachampsa sericodon Tooth - Early to Mid Miocene - Matoaka Beach, Calvert County, Maryland, USA 4. Rhabdoderma exiguum Coelacanth Fish - Middle Pennsylvanian - Mazon Creek, Braceville, Illinois, USA 5. Mammuthus columbi Mammoth Tooth - Pleistocene - Bone Valley, Florida, USA 6. Steneosaurus Crocodile Tooth - Upper Jurassic - Solnhofen, Germany 7. Scapanorynchus texanus Shark Tooth - Cretaceous - Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA 8. Neochoerus pinckneyi Capybara Lower Jaw - Pleistocene - Savannah River, Georgia, USA 9. Cowralepis mclachlani Placoderm - Middle Devonian - West of Cowra, NSW Australia 10. Tyrannosaur Tooth - Late Cretaceous - Dinosaur Park Formation, Alberta, Australia 11. Xiphactinus audax Fish Tooth - Late Cretaceous - Russel County, Alabama, USA 12. Dakotaraptor steini Tooth - Upper Cretaceous - Near Newcastle, Wyoming, USA 13. Parotodus benedenii Shark Tooth - Plio-Plestocene - Florida, USA
  3. *** SPECIAL NOTE: *** IF YOU HAVE WON A FOTM CONTEST IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS, PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING SOMEONE ELSE A CHANCE TO GET THIS HONOR, IN FAIRNESS TO ALL. THANK YOU. ********************************************************************************************* Remember...PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT and submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Best of success to all, and good hunting! Entries will be taken until 11:59:59 PM EDT on AUGUST 30, 2018 Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the thread is still open, will be deemed ineligible! Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests 1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. 2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per contest category.) 3. Your Fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or Significant Preparation * of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. 4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (if not found in the contest month). 5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month. 6. You must include the common or scientific name. 7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the Fossil was found. 8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the Fossil was found. 9. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. Tell us more about your fossil, and why you think it is worthy of the honor. *******Please use the following format for the required information:******* Date of discovery Scientific or Common name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region found Photos of find:(if prepped, before and after photos, please.) Limit - 4 photos, please. Only entries posted with a CLEAR photo and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for AUGUST 2018 ! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Good luck! * " Significant preparation" ( ie: substantial, a revealing and/or repairing of important diagnostic features, resulting in a dramatic change in the look of the fossil. ) The qualification of significant preparation is decided at the discretion of staff. Any doubts as to the eligibility of the entry will be discussed directly with the entrant.
  4. July 2018 Finds of the Month

    Summer is in full swing, here in the Northern Hemisphere. Heat, sun, mosquitos, spiders, scorpions, ticks, chiggers, snakes, and wildlife of all sorts are a daily part of the fossil hunting . Be safe out there, but go get some nice fossils for the contest. The older you get, the faster the summer goes! *** SPECIAL NOTE: *** IF YOU HAVE WON A FOTM CONTEST IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS, PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING SOMEONE ELSE A CHANCE TO GET THIS HONOR, IN FAIRNESS TO ALL. THANK YOU. ********************************************************************************************* Remember...PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT and submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Best of success to all, and good hunting! Entries will be taken until 11:59:59 PM EDT on JULY 31, 2018 Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the thread is still open, will be deemed ineligible! Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests 1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. 2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per contest category.) 3. Your Fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or Significant Preparation * of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. 4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (if not found in the contest month). 5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month. 6. You must include the common or scientific name. 7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the Fossil was found. 8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the Fossil was found. 9. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. Tell us more about your fossil, and why you think it is worthy of the honor. *******Please use the following format for the required information:******* Date of discovery Scientific or Common name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region found Photos of find:(if prepped, before and after photos, please.) Limit - 4 photos, please. Only entries posted with a CLEAR photo and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for JULY 2018 ! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Good luck! * " Significant preparation" ( ie: substantial, a revealing and/or repairing of important diagnostic features, resulting in a dramatic change in the look of the fossil. ) The qualification of significant preparation is decided at the discretion of staff. Any doubts as to the eligibility of the entry will be discussed directly with the entrant.
  5. The winner of the 2018 VFOTM goes to... the Elonichthys peligerus Fish from the Middle Pennsylvanian of Wilmington, Illinois, USA! Congrats to @Nimravis on finding the fossil and winning the competition.
  6. The winner of the May 2018 VFOTM goes to...the Palaeotherium magnum Skull and Mandible from the Upper Eocene of Southwest France! Congrats to @caterpillar.
  7. The winner of the May 2018 IPFOTM goes to...the Isotelus iowensis Trilobite from the Ordovician of Fayette County, Iowa! Congrats to @minnbuckeye.
  8. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends June 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE. 1. Hexactinellida Indeterminate Sponge - Late Cretaceous - Varena Town, South Lithuania 2. Terebratulina Brachiopod - Eocene/Oligocene - Varena town, South Lithuania 3. Eldredgeops rana Trilobite - Mid Devonian, Moscow Formation - Western New York, USA 4. Isotelus iowensis Trilobite - Ordovician - Fayette County, Iowa, USA 5. Trigonia costata Bivalve - Middle Jurassic - Southwest Germany 6. Neptunea contraria Gastropod - Early Pleistocene, Red Crag Formation - Walton on the Naze, Essex, UK 7. Ostracod and Tentaculites Hash Plate - Silurian, Mckenzie Formation - Allegany County, Maryland, USA 8. Ectillaenus giganteus Trilobite Block - Ordovician - Brittany, France 9. Succinea sp. Gastropod - Pleistocene, Eemian Formation - The Hague, Netherlands 10. Clausinella sp. Bivalve - Pleistocene, Eemian Formation - The Hague, Netherlands 11. Chaunactis olsoni Sponge - Pennsylvanian, Naco Formation - North of Payson, Arizona 12. Crinoid Stems, Anthacospirifer Brachiopod, Derbyia Brachiopods, Composita Brachiopod, Phillipsiidae Trilobite Pygidium - Upper Pennsylvanian - Upper Pennsylvanian - Arizona
  9. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends June 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE. 1. Archosauria Indeterminate Tooth - Late Cretaceous - Varena Town, South Lithuania 2. Elopomorpha Indeterminate Scale- Late Cretaceous - Paleocene - Varena town, South Lithuania 3. Cow Shark Tooth - Mid Miocene, Mountain Silt Formation - Bakersfield, California, USA 4. Cretodus crassidens Shark Tooth with Fish Vertebra - Upper Cretaceous, Eutaw Formation - Catoma Creek, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Alabama, USA 5. Notorynchus cepedianus Cow Shark Symphyseal Tooth - Early-mid Miocene, Calvert Formation - Brownies Beach, Calvert County, Maryland, USA 6. Palaeotherium magnum Skull and Mandible - Upper Eocene - Southwest France 7. Morus peninsularis Gannet Bird Ulna Bone - Pliocene, Yorktown Formation - Tar River, Edgecomb County, North Carolina, USA 8. Cretodus crassidins Shark Tooth - Cretaceous, Eagle Ford Formation - Travis County, Austin, Texas USA 9. Coprolite with Marks of Predation - Upper cretaceous, Maastritchian Formation - Southwest of France 10. Alligator Jaw - Eocene, Wasatch Formation - Southwest Wyoming, USA 11. Mammoth Medial Phalange - Pleistocene - East Runton Beach, Norfolk, Great Britain
  10. June 2018 Finds of the Month

    Another month gone, another month inching towards summer. The flowers are in bloom, the birds singing, the insects are biting, and the fossils are calling. Time to get out there and make the find of a lifetime. Or maybe, just a Find of the Month. ********************************************************************************************** As a test, I am going to create a new title for anyone who PM's me, and asks for one. I am just wondering if anyone actually reads these things, or if I should just give up on them. Remember...PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT and submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for Prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Best of success to all, and good hunting! Entries will be taken until 11:59:59 PM EDT on JUNE 30th, 2018 Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests 1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. 2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per contest category.) 3. Your Fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or the significant Preparation of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest.(Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month.") 4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (if not found in the contest month). 5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. 6. You must include the common or scientific name. 7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the Fossil was found. 8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the Fossil was found. 9. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. So, only entries posted with a CLEAR photo and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. *******Please use the following format for the required information:******* Date of discovery Scientific or Common name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region found Photos of find:(if prepped, before and after photos, please.) Limit - 4 photos, please. Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for JUNE 2018 ! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Good luck!
  11. May 2018 Finds of the Month

    Springtime is here at last. After what appeared to be a lingering winter, we finally have good weather for fossil hunting! Take advantage, and get out there! Good Luck!!! ********************************************************************************************** Remember...PLEASE carefully read all of the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, in the requested format, and submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for Prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Best of success to all, and good hunting! Entries will be taken until midnight on May 31st Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests 1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. 2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per contest category.) 3. Your Fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or the significant Preparation of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest.(Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month.") 4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (if not found in the contest month). 5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. 6. You must include the common or scientific name. 7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the Fossil was found. 8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the Fossil was found. 9. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. So, only entries posted with a CLEAR photo and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. *******Please use the following format for the required information:******* Date of discovery Scientific or Common name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region found Photos (if prepped, before and after photos, please.) Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for MAY 2018 ! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Good luck!
  12. The winner of the March 2018 IPFOTM goes to... the Gennaeocrinus Crinoid w/ Platyceras Gastropod from the Middle Devonian, Moscow formation of Livingston County, New York, USA! Congrats to @mikeymig.
  13. The winner of the March 2018 VFOTM goes to... the Columbian Mammoth tusk from the Pleistocene of North Sulphur River, North Texas, USA! Congrats to @Uncle Siphuncle.
  14. April 2018 - Finds of the Month-

    Spring is coming to the Northern Hemisphere, and with it, more conducive Fossil Hunting Weather! Post up your finds as they enter your collection this month! ************************************************************* Remember...PLEASE carefully read all of the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, in the requested format, and submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for Prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Best of success to all, and good hunting! Entries will be taken until midnight on April 30th Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests 1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. 2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per contest category.) 3. Your Fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or most of the significant Preparation of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. 4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (if not found in the contest month). 5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. 6. You must include the common or scientific name. 7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the Fossil was found. 8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the Fossil was found. 9. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. So, only entries posted with a CLEAR photo and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. *******Please use the following format for the required information:******* Date of discovery Scientific or Common name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region found Photos (if prepped, before and after photos, please.) Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for APRIL 2018 ! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Good luck!
  15. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends April 7th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE. 1. Fisherites Green Algae - Middle Ordovician, Lasnamagi formation - Juodikiai quarry, Northeastern Lithuania 2. Echinocorys Sea Urchin - Late Cretaceous - Varena town, South Lithuania 3. Oxytropidoceras elaboratum Ammonite - Early Cretaceous, Kiamichi formation - Grayson County, Texas, USA 4. Asaphiscus wheeleri Trilobite - Middle Cambrian, Wheeler Shale - House Range, Utah, USA 5. Aphelaspis brachyphasis Trilobite - Middle Cambrian, Conasauga formation - Murray County, Georgia, USA 6. Platyceras sp. Sea Snail - Devonian - Arkona, Ontario, Canada 7. Acanthoceras amphibolum Ammonite - Upper Cretaceous, Dakota formation - Sandoval County, New Mexico, USA 8. Angulithes sp. Nautilus - Upper Cretaceous, Dakota formation - Sandoval County, New Mexico, USA 9. Gennaeocrinus Crinoid w/ Platyceras Gastropod - Middle Devonian, Moscow formation - Livingston County, New York, USA
  16. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends April 7th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE. 1. Ichthyodectiformes (Bulldog Fish) Scale - Kimmeridgian, Late Jurassic - Varena town, South Lithuania 2. Rhizodontidae gnathal Fish Plate - Famennian, end of Devonian - Varena town, South Lithuania 3. Mammut americanum Mastodon Partial Tooth - Pleistocene - Jacksonville, FL, USA 4. Pterousar Limb Bone - Cretaceous, Ozan formation - North Sulphur River, Texas, USA 5. Dasypus bellus Osteoderms - Pleistocene - Peace River Flowage, Florida, USA 6. Mammuthus columbi Mammoth tusk - Pleistocene - North Sulphur River, North Texas, USA 7. Helodus Shark Tooth Whorl - Mississippian, Bangor formation - Lacon, Alabama, USA
  17. March is coming in like a Lion, for some of us in the Northeastern US. The pounding rain insures we won't be fossil-hunting for a few days, at the very least! But others around the country or world can get out there and make some fantastic finds. I suggest you do so! ************************************************************* Remember...PLEASE carefully read all of the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, in the requested format, and submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for Prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Best of success to all, and good hunting! Entries will be taken until midnight on March 31st. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests 1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. 2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per contest category.) 3. Your Fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or most of the significant Preparation of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. 4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (if not found in the contest month). 5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. 6. You must include the common or scientific name. 7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the Fossil was found. 8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the Fossil was found. 9. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. So, only entries posted with a CLEAR photo and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. *******Please use the following format for the required information:******* Date of discovery Scientific or Common name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region found Photos (if prepped, before and after photos, please.) Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for MARCH 2018 ! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Good luck!
  18. Well, the Groundhogs have spoken, - 6 more weeks of Winter are in store for North America. Not the best of hunting weather, but we do have some hardcore folks who go out, no matter the temperatures or ground/water conditions! I salute all of you who do go out, and find amazing things in the winter. For those of you who have finished prep in a nice warm lab, or hunted for microfossils by the roaring fire, it is time to post up whatever you have found or completed prepping. Read the rules carefully, and post away! ************************************************************* Remember...PLEASE carefully read all of the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, in the requested format, and submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for Prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Best of success to all, and good hunting! Entries will be taken until midnight on FEBRUARY 28th. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests 1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. 2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per contest category.) 3. Your Fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or most of the significant Preparation of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. 4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (if not found in the contest month). 5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. 6. You must include the common or scientific name. 7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the Fossil was found. 8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the Fossil was found. 9. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. So, only entries posted with a CLEAR photo and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. *******Please use the following format for the required information:******* Date of discovery Scientific or Common name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region found Photos (if prepped, before and after photos, please.) Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for FEBRUARY 2018 ! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Good luck!
  19. And the winner of January's VFOTM goes to... the shrew mandible from the Late Pleistocene of Florida! Congrats to @old bones!
  20. The winner of the Jan. 2018 IPFOTM goes to... the Flexicalymene cf. F. senaria Trilobite from the Ordovician Galena Formation, Prosser Member of Fillmore Co., MN! Congrats to @GerryK!
  21. A new year is upon us! While many of us suffer the wrath of winter, others are lucky enough to enjoy more seasonable collecting weather. Those who are able to hunt should get out there and get to it! Those who can hunt the spoil piles of their workshops should do so. Those micro fossil matrices that are in the back of the garage should be brought out to the light, and get gone through. No matter how you come about it, it is time once again to enter your submissions for Fossil of the Month, for January, 2018! ************************************************************************* Remember...PLEASE carefully read all of the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, in the requested format, and submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for Prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Best of success to all, and good hunting! Entries will be taken until midnight on JANUARY 31st. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests 1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. 2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per contest category.) 3. Your Fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or most of the significant Preparation of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. 4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (if not found in the contest month). 5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. 6. You must include the common or scientific name. 7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the Fossil was found. 8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the Fossil was found. 9. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. So, only entries posted with a CLEAR photo and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. *******Please use the following format for the required information:******* Date of discovery Scientific or Common name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region found Photos (if prepped, before and after photos, please.) Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for JANUARY 2018 ! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Good luck!
  22. December 2017 Finds of the Month

    Snow has started in some northern climes, effectively putting an end to 2017's fossil hunting season for some. Others in more southerly climes are getting back into the swing of things after a long rainy season with limited hunting opportunites. The change in weather means a transition to preparation for some. So whether you are hunting now, or preparing now, if you find something amazing, enter it into the December Fossil of the Month Contest. *************************************************** Remember...PLEASE carefully read the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, and submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for Prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Best of success to all, and good hunting! Entries will be taken until midnight on DECMEBER 31st. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests 1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. 2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per contest category.) 3. Your Fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or most of the significant Preparation of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. 4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (if not found in the contest month). 5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. 6. You must include the common or scientific name. 7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the Fossil was found. 8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the Fossil was found. 9. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. So, only entries posted with a CLEAR photo and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. *******Please use the following format for the required information:******* Date of discovery Scientific or Common name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region found Photos (if prepped, before and after photos, please.) Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for DECEMBER - 2017 ! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry!
  23. The winner of the October 2017 IPFOTM goes to...The Eldredgeops iowensis southworthi trilobite from the Devonian Widder Formation of Hungry Hollow, Ontario, Canada! Congrats to @Shamalama.
  24. November 2017 Finds of the Month

    As we leave behind autumns' golds, reds, and oranges, and brace for the upcoming winter, we usually give thanks this time of year for a bountiful harvest. As fossil collectors, based on the finds so far this year, it has indeed been a bountiful fossil harvest. Yet, we still have another month in which to find fossils here in the Northeast USA, while some people are just gearing up for their hunting season in other parts of the country/world. That said, it is time, once again, to find something amazing, and post it here for all to view on the FOTM Contest. *********************************** Remember...PLEASE carefully read the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, and submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for Prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Best of success to all, and good hunting! Entries will be taken until midnight on November 30th. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests 1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. 2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per contest category.) 3. Your Fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or most of the significant Preparation of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. 4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (if not found in the contest month). 5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. 6. You must include the common or scientific name. 7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the Fossil was found. 8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the Fossil was found. 9. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. So, only entries posted with a CLEAR photo and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. *******Please use the following format for the required information:******* Date of discovery Scientific or Common name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region found Photos (if prepped, before and after photos, please.) Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for NOVEMBER - 2017 ! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry!
  25. The winner of the September 2017 IPFOTM competition goes to... the Cornuella cf. ornata Cyrtoconic Nautiloid from the Carboniferous, Mississippian, Brigantian substage of County Durham, UK! Congrats to @TqB for winning the competition.
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