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September 2017 - Finds of the Month

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Fossildude19    3,629
Fossildude19

Ah, ... September, ... schools, back in session, ... leaves getting ready to start their changes, ...pumpkin spice ... everything... :rolleyes: :wacko: :P

As summer wanes, we hope that Ma Nature gives us some "Indian Summer" to be able to hunt for and collect our treasures.

 

Get out there while the getting is still good  - find that worthy fossil and post it here.  

 

"Winter is coming". ;) 

 

 

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Remember...carefully read the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, and 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. Best of success to all, and good hunting!

Entries will be taken until midnight on September 30th.

 

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

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


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

1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you. 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 contest category.)

3. Your Fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or most of the significant Preparation of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest.

4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (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.

6. You must include the common 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. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims.

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. So, only entries posted with a CLEAR photo 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.

Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for SEPTEMBER - 2017 !  

 

Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry!

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dylandreiling    2
dylandreiling

 I am going to be entering for the first time with this Greenops sp. from the Devonian exposures at Penn Dixie in New York State.

 

I went down to Penn Dixie on August 26th, which was when the bug was found. It was prepped on September 1st by @Malcolmt (for a specimen this rare it was smarter to have an expert do it.) 

 

Here are the before photos. 

 

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And AFTER....

 

 

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I really have to hand it over to @Malcolmt for the amazing prep work on this little guy. Hope you all enjoy!

 

 

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caldigger    454
caldigger

And we're off to an early start, nice one.

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Malcolmt    246
Malcolmt

I just could not let him take a dremel tool to it and by a strange coincidence he happened to be 10 miles from my house with his lovely wife on business. Better yet he had the fossil in his car. Always like it when I get the chance to meet up with people from the forum in person. I have met so many good people through this venue some that I now consider to be friends

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Spinosaurus    20
Spinosaurus

very nice trilobite!

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dylandreiling    2
dylandreiling

Thanks everyone!

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Monica    210
Monica

Hello everyone!

 

I'd like to submit a cute little spiny brachiopod for September's Invertebrate/Plant Fossil of the Month:

 

Identity: Devonalosia wrightorum

Geologic Age/Formation: Mid-Devonian, Arkona Formation

Location: Hungry Hollow, South Pit near Arkona, Ontario, Canada

Date Found: Saturday, September 2, 2017

 

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Thanks for checking this little guy out!  Best of luck to all of the entries!

 

Monica

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Malcolmt    246
Malcolmt

Monica, believe it or not I have never found one of those.... good job....

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RJB    369
RJB

I dont  belive Ive ever seen one of those 'spiney brachiopods' ! 

 

RB

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Max-fossils    154
Max-fossils

@Monica Why does everything look cooler with spikes on???

 

Great find Monica!

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fossilcrazy    159
fossilcrazy

My offering for September IPFOTM is a Trimerus delphinocephalus found on Sept.11th 2017 in Middleport, New York, coming out of the Middle Silurian Rochester Shale. This 5 inch bug was finished preparing on Sept. 17th 2017 by Bob Miles. The pictures show start to finish. Enjoy.

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Malcolmt    246
Malcolmt

Yikes... two very nice trilos already!!!!!!!

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