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September 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 SEPTEMBER 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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Tidgy's Dad

Perfection indeed! 

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Paleoworld-101

Nice brach. Did you whack your thumb doing something similar? I've been there before :oO:

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Jackson g
On 9/6/2020 at 3:08 AM, Paleoworld-101 said:

Nice brach. Did you whack your thumb doing something similar? I've been there before :oO:

:Smiling: Sure did, it happened a few months back when I hadn't been out to collect for a while. Looked way worse than it was. What looks like the weird denting in the middle of the nail has been there since a kid. Even when this one fell off, it regrew like this again. The nail has fell off countless times over the years from work and play, and it always grows back the same weird way. Probably a fungal infection or something.

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digit
37 minutes ago, Jackson g said:

:Smiling: Sure did, it happened few months back when I hadn't been out to collect for a while.

Seems to me we need a thumb whacking emoji that doesn't have a grin. ;)

 

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Be careful out there--it's hard to type with your fingers in a cast.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

 

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Familyroadtrip
4 hours ago, paulyb135 said:

This weekend I did my first fossil hunting trip on the Isle of Wight. 

The first day we did a private fossil walk in grange chine. Sadly no finds.

 

The next day we decided to do some of our own fossil hunting and in a rock pool in between Compton Bay and Brook Bay we found this Neovenator tooth. It’s a pity it’s missing the tip but the serrations are pretty prominent. A real dream find for me to find a UK dinosaur tooth. The tooth in the image is as found and will remain this way. 

 

Date of discovery - Sunday 13 September 2020

Scientific name - Neovenator salerii 

Formation - Wessex Formation, Compton Bay, Isle of Wight

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Amazing find!!! Aren’t dinosaur fossils extremely rare at Isle of Wight?

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paulyb135
3 minutes ago, Familyroadtrip said:

Amazing find!!! Aren’t dinosaur fossils extremely rare at Isle of Wight?

Thank you. Yes they’re very rare. I have a few in my collection but this is my only self found one 

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Familyroadtrip
27 minutes ago, paulyb135 said:

Thank you. Yes they’re very rare. I have a few in my collection but this is my only self found one 

That was only your second time hunting on the Isle of Wight?!

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paulyb135

1st time and second day. Beginners luck :D

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Familyroadtrip
16 minutes ago, paulyb135 said:

1st time and second day. Beginners luck :D

That’s insane!!! Me, my brother and my dad have all had some great beginners luck!

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digit
3 hours ago, paulyb135 said:

Yes they’re very rare. I have a few in my collection but this is my only self found one 

Which makes the find that much more precious. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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