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December 2017 Finds of the Month

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Snow has started in some northern climes, effectively putting an end to 2017's fossil hunting season for some.

Others in more southerly climes are getting back into the swing of things after a long rainy season with limited hunting opportunites. 

The change in weather means a transition to preparation for some.

So whether you are hunting now, or preparing now, if you find something amazing, enter it into the December Fossil of the Month Contest. :D 

 

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Remember...PLEASE 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 DECMEBER 31st.

 

 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. 


*******Please use the following format for the required information:*******

 

Date of discovery

Scientific or Common name

Geologic Age or Geologic Formation

State, Province, or Region found

Photos (if prepped, before and after photos, please.)

 

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 DECEMBER - 2017 !  

 

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

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Spinosaurus

Hi, 

I want to enter this shell.

 

Found : 10 December 2017.

Name: Pygocardia Rustica

Era: Miocene-Pliocene

It was found on a beach near Renesse (the Netherlands)

Measurements are 53 milimeters (lenght) x 36 milimeters (width) 29 milimeters (height).

 

 

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Kanopus

Perfect shell! 

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Jeffrey P

The prep job really does make that interesting. Congratulations and good luck. 

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Coco

Nice prep !

 

Coco

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Fossildude19
On 12/4/2017 at 7:59 AM, Kanopus said:

Hi! I would like to participate this sea urchin

Jacksonechinus sp. The new undescribed species. This specimen will be a holotype.

Discovered October, 2015. 

********"Prepped 03/12/2017"*********

Unfortunately, this fossil cannot be entered, as it does not meet the requirements. :( 

Please read the rules carefully! 

 

"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."

 

ALSO - PLEASE DO NOT POST PHOTOS OF FOSSILS THAT ARE NOT ENTRIES!
 

 

 

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oldtimer

Very nice prep job on a fantastic find.

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Kanopus
On 17 декабря 2017 г. at 4:42 AM, Fossildude19 said:

Unfortunately, this fossil cannot be entered, as it does not meet the requirements. :( 

Please read the rules carefully! 

 

"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."

 

ALSO - PLEASE DO NOT POST PHOTOS OF FOSSILS THAT ARE NOT ENTRIES!
 

 

 

It Was mostly prepped on 3 of December. I think I specified it

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Fossildude19
56 minutes ago, Kanopus said:

It Was mostly prepped on 3 of December. I think I specified it

 

Sorry. You used a european form of dating: 3/12/2017. To me, that looked like March, 12 2017.  DD/MM/YY  versus MM/DD/YY

We would have posted 12/3/2017. I know, we don't make sense a lot of the time.

Sorry for the confusion.  :) 

 

 

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JohnBrewer
1 hour ago, Fossildude19 said:

 

Sorry. You used a european form of dating: 3/12/2017. To me, that looked like March, 12 2017.  DD/MM/YY  versus MM/DD/YY

We would have posted 12/3/2017. I know, we don't make sense a lot of the time.

Sorry for the confusion.  :) 

 

 

You guys across the pond sometimes make my head hurt with your date format Tim. Imagine after supping a nice whisky (we don’t have whiskey ;) ) when we see a date such as 12/25/17!

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Kanopus
1 hour ago, Fossildude19 said:

 

Sorry. You used a european form of dating: 3/12/2017. To me, that looked like March, 12 2017.  DD/MM/YY  versus MM/DD/YY

We would have posted 12/3/2017. I know, we don't make sense a lot of the time.

Sorry for the confusion.  :) 

 

 

The world is such various! :)

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digit

Now you know why I prefer computer dating (so to speak :P) and tend to use unambiguous dates (that sort properly if they are on computers) like 2017-12-25.

 

I actually use this form as much as I can but it would be hard to get the world to adopt this uniform format (much less get the US to adopt a more sensible format--or, shudder, the metric system). :)

 

Enough date talk! Unless someone has found some fossilized dates (or figs), let's see some more envious fossils here to fill out and already difficult to choose month.

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Shamalama
16 hours ago, JohnBrewer said:

You guys across the pond sometimes make my head hurt with your date format Tim. Imagine after supping a nice whisky (we don’t have whiskey ;) ) when we see a date such as 12/25/17!

I thought it was all Scotch over there? ;)

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caldigger

Things are looking somewhat scant in the vertebrate catagory. I know this wont win anything, but it will at least give the vert. lovers something to look at while their waiting.

I love the feathering of colors.

 

Found December 10, 2017

Mid. Miocene

Round Mountain Silt Formation

Hills East of Hart Park, Bakersfield, CA.

Isurus planus, 3.5cm

 

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caldigger

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Spinosaurus

Looks amazing!

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Kanopus

I like this tooth

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Brett Breakin' Rocks

  Hello folks .. this will be my first go since I generally am hunting fossils that I don't feel make the cut. This bone however is rare for me, and in the creek, anything that pops out that is large and isn't worn to a pebble is a good find.  It is about 2 inches square. The consensus so far is that it is from a Proboscidean, medial phalanx.  Please, if anyone has an edit to that information I would appreciate it greatly.

 

  Personally, anything unusual or out of place is what excites me most ... glad I decided to keep this one. It was too big for my pockets and I had to trudge back to my backpack to safeguard it ...

 

December 8th 2017

(Juvenile Mammoth ?) Proboscidean, medial phalanx

Pleistocene, Wando Formation

Summerville, South Carolina

 

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Nimravis

@Sacha that is very nice.

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Nimravis

@crinus that is really one beautiful hash plate.

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Spinosaurus

Nice one!

 

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thair
On 12/4/2017 at 7:59 AM, Kanopus said:

Hi! I would like to participate this sea urchin

Jacksonechinus sp. The new undescribed species. This specimen will be a holotype.

 

Upper Carboniferous (Pennsylvanian)

Kasimovian stage

Kreviakian substage

Suvorovo formation

 

Quarry near Kasimov town, Ryazan region, Russia

 

Discovered October, 2015. 

Prepped 03/12/2017

 

I forgot to take a picture before prep. So I took the photo of the first preparation steps (some blasting was already applied).

I find disarticulated groups of pieces here in central Texas carboniferous that are very similar to what makes yours. Congratulations on the find

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