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June 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 JUNE 30, 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   (month, day , year) 

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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jpc

... and we're off to a good start

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Max-fossils

@Paleoworld-101 very impressive find!

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digit

Nice!

 

Another month off to a great start with some nice diversity.  :)

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Trevor

@frankh8147 Awesome specimen Frank!

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frankh8147
9 hours ago, Trevor said:

@frankh8147 Awesome specimen Frank!

Thanks Trevor! 

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nala
On 6/25/2020 at 1:23 AM, Manticocerasman said:

I' don't post often vertebrates, but I'am thrilled with this one :D although not uncommon in places like Texas, here they are exceedingly rare.

so my entry for this month:

 

20-06-2020

Ptychodus cf. decurrens

Cenomanian

Cap-Blanc-Nez ( France )

( size : +-17mm wide )

 

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I went many times in that site and never found one of these jewels,Wow!!!congrats!

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Jeffrey P
On 6/18/2020 at 8:48 AM, frankh8147 said:

This month, I'd like to enter my Placenticeras placenta ammonite (positive and negative). Any ammonite in this condition is a pretty rare find for New Jersey and surrounding states (this is the best condition ammonite I've ever found here) and it happens to be a seldom-seen type from the Merchantville formation too!

 

Date of discovery: June 16, 2020

Common and scientific name: Placenticeras placenta ammonite

Geologic age and formation: Late Cretaceous,  Merchantville Formation

State, province or region found: Monmouth County New jersey, USA

 

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Finding one that complete in the Merchantville Formation  is very rare. Big congratulations, Frank and good luck. 

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frankh8147

@Jeffrey P Thanks! This was definitely a really exciting one for me!

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PFOOLEY

Dang, @frankh8147...snagging a specimen like that from the Merchantville is already a win!...congratulations, I hope you can recover more of that Ammonite fauna in similar condition...very cool.

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frankh8147
2 hours ago, PFOOLEY said:

Dang, @frankh8147...snagging a specimen like that from the Merchantville is already a win!...congratulations, I hope you can recover more of that Ammonite fauna in similar condition...very cool.

 

Thank you!! It's been a while since I found a fossil that got me as excited as this one! I also hope I can recover more like this in the future but we'll see haha! I can guarantee I'll give it my all trying!

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PFOOLEY
1 hour ago, frankh8147 said:

...I can guarantee I'll give it my all trying!

 

Best of luck...I will be watching for your posts.

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