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April 2018 - Finds of the Month-

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Fossildude19

Spring is coming to the Northern Hemisphere, and with it, more conducive Fossil Hunting Weather! :D 

Post up your finds as they enter your collection this month!

 

 

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Remember...PLEASE carefully read all of the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, in the requested format,

 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 April 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. 


*******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 APRIL 2018 !  

 

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

Good luck! :D

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caldigger

Ooo, who will be the first to lay it down for all to see? :popcorn:

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MeargleSchmeargl

@caldigger To answer your question, I, for yet another month, am the early bird! :D

 

I am proud to present my first Agnostid bug from the Conasauga!

 

 

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Barrandagnostus inexpectans Trilobite plate with Aphelaspis brachyphasis fragments

Cambrian Conasauga Formation, ~500 MYA

Chatsworth, GA

 

 

Full plate:

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Isolated Aphelaspis fragments:

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And the grand champion of the piece: my very first Barrandagnostus inexpectans

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These little guys are quite a treat, as this is the only Agnostid I have found out of roughly 100 different specimens I've gotten from 5 different multi-hour trips. According to my calculations, that means only 1% of all Conasauga bugs are Agnostid. Not to mention this one's a killer! Really happy about this little gem.

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

At first, I have two vertebrate (pleistocene mammal) fossils to this contest. :) 

The first is:

 

 

Date of finding- 1st April 2018

Name of fossil- Bison priscus (Steppe bison) toe complected from three phalanges. Hoof core is 8,2 cm length! 

Age: Wurm glaciation, the sandy dune layers, Uppermost Pleistocene. 

Location: Varena town, South Lithuania (The Baltic Region).

 

 

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

The second find is:

 

Date of finding: 2nd April 2018.

Name of fossil: Antilope sp. humerus lower end (the joint is only 3 cm width!)

Age: Wurm glaciation, sandy dune layers, Uppermost Pleistocene

Location: Varena town, South Lithuania (The Baltic Region)

 

 

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Antilope 5.JPG

 

 

Please vote if you like it! :D 

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MeargleSchmeargl
5 hours ago, D.N.FossilmanLithuania said:

At first, I have two vertebrate (pleistocene mammal) fossils to this contest. :) 

The first is:

Name of fossil- Bison priscus (Steppe bison) toe complected from three phalanges. Hoof core is 8,2 cm length! 

Date of finding- 1st April 2018

Age: Wurm glaciation, the sandy dune layers, Uppermost Pleistocene. 

Location: Varena town, South Lithuania (The Baltic Region).

 

Looks like you stripped the flesh from its leg and saved the bone for later! Looking great! :)

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Invertebrate/plant finds. The first:

 

Date of finding: 4th April 2018.

Name of fossil: Fusinus sp. gastropod.

Location: Varena town, South Lithuania.

Age: Middle Oxfordian (Late Jurassic), found in glacial erratic.  

 

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

And the last invertebrate is:

 

Date of finding: 5th April 2018. 

Name of fossil: Lichidae trilobite hypostome.

Age: Early Devonian.

Location: Varena town, South Lithuania (found in erratic).

 

 

Lichidae hypostome 2 Devonian.jpg

 

I wish you will be interested. :)

Best Regards

Domas 

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania
11 minutes ago, MeargleSchmeargl said:

Looks like you stripped the flesh from its leg and saved the bone for later! Looking great! :)

Yes the bones look quite young but they weėre in the deep sand and mixed up to surface at the last time. 

We can say these bones are well preserved because they got very few water and were in the deep sand for thousands of years. :)

I also have two possible elephant skull pieces here but they are found earlier so I cannot post here. ;)

 

Best Regards

Domas

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Foozil

Nice finds! Love that little agnostid, @MeargleSchmeargl

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DanKurek

My Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month

 

Date of Collection: 1/4/18

Name: Cowrie Shell (Cypraeoidea)

Geological age and Formation: 10-15 million years old (Middle Miocene) Fyansford Formatiom 

Location: Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria, Australia

 

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Fossildude19

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

 

1. Date of discovery

2.Scientific or Common name

3.Geologic Age or Geologic Formation

4.State, Province, or Region found

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

 

@MeargleSchmeargl  @D.N.FossilmanLithuania @DanKurek

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MeargleSchmeargl

A flurry in the first days! What a way to start it off!

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JohnJ

@D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Were your bison bones found beside each other (associated), or were they found in the same general location?

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caldigger

Seems to me quite a lot of members were out collecting fossils on Easter instead of eggs.

Good show so far.

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania
3 hours ago, JohnJ said:

@D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Were your bison bones found beside each other (associated), or were they found in the same general location?

Dear JohnJ,

These bison phalanges are found in one very small area of deeply mixed sand (the location is near Saltinelis primary school, Varena town). :) 

The bones were almost in the same place (about 1 meter from each other) and the joint matching shows they belong to the same animal. :)

 

Best Regards

Domas  

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania
4 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

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

 

1. Date of discovery

2.Scientific or Common name

3.Geologic Age or Geologic Formation

4.State, Province, or Region found

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

 

@MeargleSchmeargl  @D.N.FossilmanLithuania @DanKurek

Dear Fossildude19,

Of course maybe I forgot the order of these questions, but is it needed to me to change something? 

Please tell which parts of descriptions I should change. :)

 

Best Regards

Domas 

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Kane
6 minutes ago, D.N.FossilmanLithuania said:

Dear Fossildude19,

Of course maybe I forgot the order of these questions, but is it needed to me to change something? 

Please tell which parts of descriptions I should change. :)

 

Best Regards

Domas 

It has already been edited on your behalf. :) 

In future, though, I do hope you can follow the format as per the rules for posting entries into FotM. ;) This helps streamline the process.

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Nimravis
On 4/5/2018 at 3:06 PM, MeargleSchmeargl said:

These little guys are quite a treat, as this is the only Agnostid I have found out of roughly 100 different specimens I've gotten from 5 different multi-hour trips. According to my calculations, that means only 1% of all Conasauga bugs are Agnostid.

You found a great specimen there. I have found a couple complete Agnostids from this location and many more partials. I have countless complete and partial Aphelaspis brachyphasis, which, as you know, is the most common trilobite found at this site. Now for rare, I have only found one partial, but large Eugonocare separtum.

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Foozil
On 4/6/2018 at 6:55 AM, DanKurek said:

My Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month

 

Date of Collection: 1/4/18

Name: Cowrie Shell (Cypraeoidea)

Geological age and Formation: 10-15 million years old (Middle Miocene) Fyansford Formatiom 

Location: Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria, Australia

Wow mate, that is really nice specimen for that locality :envy::wub:

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EMP

You all wouldn't believe how hard it was to finally find a site that exposes the unit this comes from. It's taken me nearly two years to find one that's publically accessible, and thankfully it appears to have been worth it! Hopefully I can get bonus points for that effort, and also going to the kind of area I did to collect there :P. It weighs over five pounds too!

 

This is a large specimen of petrified wood from Washington DC (how often do you see that?). Whole trunks have been found in this unit further north, so that's next on my list :P

 

Some more images:

 

 

 

Invertebrate/plant category 

 

Date of collection: Monday, April 2, 2018

Name: Petrified wood of coniferous tree

Age: Early Cretaceous (120-115 million years ago) Patuxent Formation, Potomac Group 

Location: Washington DC

 

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Kane

@EMP Please edit your entry to comply with the format. Thanks. :)

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MeargleSchmeargl

A week in, and already some great entries. This is gonna be a packed month!

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