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June 2021 - 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, 2021

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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KompsFossilsNMinerals
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My best find so far for this month is this beautiful Eurypterus remipes from Herkimer NY. (Check out the second pair of eyes)

 

Found on: June 2nd

Scientific name: Eurypterus remipes

Nickname: Sea Scorpion

Age: Silurian

State: New York

 

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Familyroadtrip

Nice find! Didn’t realize you were on tff!:)

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Just for fun, I thought I'd enter an ammonite that Sara and I found the other day. It is rather interesting, since the chemical erosion which has been working at the site in the former Jurassic sponge reef where it was found make for interesting effects. The first photo shows it in its natural surroundings with Sara keeping an eye on it from above. The last 2 are both sides after completion of the prep. As can be seen, the ammonite is embedded and surrounded by sponge material. This is a calcified steinkern and the green color is caused by the mineral glauconite.

 

Date of discovery: June 4th, 2021

Crussoliceras divisum

Lower divisum zone, Early Kimmeridgian, Late Jurassic

Lacunosamergel Formation, sponge facies

Found near Beuron in the Upper Danube Valley, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

 

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Edit. I replaced the first photo after a minute, since I realized that I'd posted the wrong one.

 

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I have been encouraged to submit this pretty neat find to Fossil of the Month, although I am more of a TFF lurker than regular poster. As there is nothing for scale in my photos, I would also like to note that the tooth is 14mm from base to tip.

 

• Date of Discovery : June 2, 2021

• Scientific and/or Common Name: Globidens sp. (mosasaur); graciously identified by @ThePhysicist

• Geologic Age or Geologic Formation: Ozan Formation (late Cretaceous)

• State, Province, or Region Found: Fannin County, Texas

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