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August 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 AUGUST 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   (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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Planko

I found this ammonite this morning while hunting the NSR. Extremely excited because this is the second one I have found with the calcite. When I got it home I looked at the matrix for about an hour. Judging where to hit. Then, one nice smack with a small hammer, it was exposed. :beer: Having a drink to celebrate now. 

 

Date of Discovery   8-3-2020

Scientific and/or Common Name - Trachyscaphites Spiniger Ammonite

Geologic Age or Geologic Formation - Ozan Formation

State, Province, or Region Found - Tx, North Sulfur River

Size - 1.5"diameter

 

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digit

Nicely whacked!

 

:beer:

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Familyroadtrip

That’s insane! I’ve never seen an ammo with calcite before!!!:envy:

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Planko

Thanks! I am super stoked. Yes, I am an 80's child. I found a few months back which is bigger.  Not sure how to link a post but it is under my name of course. I also found this one  little brother as I was looking at the piece that broke off.  He is about a quarter of an inch. Having another drink. :beer:

 

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Strepsodus

Myriacantherpestes ferox millipede body section

Upper Carboniferous

Pennine Middle Coal measures formation

South Yorkshire, UK

Found 7th of August 2020

1cm wide

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JamieLynn

This is my first time to enter anything into the Fossil of the Month...it's the first thing I've found that I think might be worthy of such! :) 

 

• Date of Discovery    - August 1 2020

• Scientific and/or Common Name - Echinoid Anorthopygus texanus

• Geologic Age or Geologic Formation - Cretaceous San Martine Formation

• State, Province, or Region Found  - Texas, Culberson County.

1 Inch in diameter

 

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digit
1 hour ago, JamieLynn said:

This is my first time to enter anything into the Fossil of the Month...it's the first thing I've found that I think might be worthy of such! :) 

Thanks for your first entry. The FOTM is as much a great gallery of enviable finds that you are proud of as it is a contest. Only a single fossil can win (from each category) but we can all drool over the great finds that are posted here. Thanks for your first (and hopefully not last) entry with a nice clear photo and all of the require information as requested. :thumbsu:

 

You are allowed up to 4 images so if additional views would show off your find to its advantage you are welcome to add up to another 3 views. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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