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January 2020 - Finds of the Month Entries

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REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below.

Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you 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.


Entries will be taken until 11:59:00 PM EDT on JANUARY 31, 2020

Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the topic is still open, will be deemed ineligible! 

 

Only entries posted with CLEAR photos 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.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month.

 

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. 


To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery.

 

Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry!
Best of success to all, and good hunting!

 

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Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests

  1. Find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found personally by you are allowed. 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 member 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 Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Date of Discovery (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 and/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. You must include CLEAR, cropped, well-lit images (maximum 4 images). If you are proud enough of your fossil to submit it for FOTM, spend some time to take good photos to show off your fossil.
  10. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims.

 

* Significant Preparation = Substantial work to reveal and/or repair 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.

 

******* Please use the following format for the required information: *******

Date of Discovery

Scientific and/or Common Name

Geologic Age or Geologic Formation

State, Province, or Region Found

Photos of Find

 

 

(Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.)

(If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)

 

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JohnJ
5 hours ago, fossil_sea_urchin said:

I found this last month and started preparing it on the second of January, first picture is before preparation second is after preparation.

2nd of January 2020

Acropora .sp

Coral Rock Formation

Barbados 

IMG_0662.jpeg

 

@fossil_sea_urchin

Do you have a photo of the other side?

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JohnJ
On 1/3/2020 at 1:06 PM, JohnJ said:

@fossil_sea_urchin

Do you have a photo of the other side?

Thanks.  ;)

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Ptychodus04
34 minutes ago, JarrodB said:

Rooted Mosasaur Tooth

NICE!

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JarrodB
1 hour ago, Ptychodus04 said:

NICE!

Thanks

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Vieira

Beautiful tooth :dinothumb:

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JarrodB
9 minutes ago, Vieira said:

Beautiful tooth :dinothumb:

Thanks

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fifbrindacier
On 1/9/2020 at 3:53 PM, Kasia said:

For the first time I have a chance to enrol a vertebrate fossil :raindance:

Date of Discovery: 04.01.2020

Scientific and/or Common Name: Bison priscus vertebrae

Geologic Age: Pleistocene

State, Province, or Region Found: Góra Kalwaria, Poland

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Nice Kasia ! Woo Hoo !

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Kasia
1 minute ago, fifbrindacier said:

Nice Kasia ! Woo Hoo !

Thanks, Sophie - I'm really happy with this find :wub:

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caldigger

Gosh Filipe, it looks pretty clean already! :unsure:

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PaleoNoel
On 1/15/2020 at 10:09 AM, sseth said:

I found this guy in October and finally got it prepped.  It took a lot of time and several headaches.  Here are the before and after photos.  It was all prepped in the last two weeks. 

The species is still up for debate among the experts. 

Found 10/9/19

Commom name: bird (Species unknown)

Geologic Age: Eocene, 52 MYA

State Wyoming, USA

American Fossil Quarry

IMG_0995.JPG IMG_0876.JPG

 

That's awesome! I gotta get to American Fossil Quarry next time I'm in WY! Fingers crossed I find something like that. 

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Jackson g
On 1/15/2020 at 10:09 AM, sseth said:

 

Found 10/9/19

Commom name: bird (Species unknown)

Geologic Age: Eocene, 52 MYA

State Wyoming, USA

American Fossil Quarry

:drool:Speechless here:drool:

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JarrodB
On 1/15/2020 at 9:09 AM, sseth said:

I found this guy in October and finally got it prepped.  It took a lot of time and several headaches.  Here are the before and after photos.  It was all prepped in the last two weeks. 

 

The species is still up for debate among the experts. 

 

Found 10/9/19

Commom name: bird (Species unknown)

Geologic Age: Eocene, 52 MYA

State Wyoming, USA

American Fossil Quarry

 

Seth slays the competition lol. Killer find buddy. Congrats. 

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Thecosmilia Trichitoma
On 1/15/2020 at 10:09 AM, sseth said:

Found 10/9/19

Commom name: bird (Species unknown)

Geologic Age: Eocene, 52 MYA

State Wyoming, USA

American Fossil Quarry

:envy::default_faint:

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Ptychodus04
On 1/15/2020 at 9:09 AM, sseth said:

It took a lot of time and several headaches. 

Wow!!! :default_faint:Well done. What a great find and a great prep.

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Ludwigia

Now this is starting to get VERY interesting.

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FossilNerd
1 hour ago, Ludwigia said:

Now this is starting to get VERY interesting.

Agreed! This month is shaping up to be a good one! So much drool and not enough buckets! :drool:

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digit

This little contest we hold monthly has never failed to attract some lovely (and highly drool-worthy) fossils. This month is no exception. :)

 

Don't forget to vote for the FOTY contests that are running through Saturday. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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