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Another month gone, another month inching towards summer. The flowers are in bloom, the birds singing, the insects are biting, and the fossils are calling. Time to get out there and make the find of a lifetime. Or maybe, just a Find of the Month. ;) 
 

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As a test, I am going to create a new title for anyone who PM's me, and asks for one. 

I am just wondering if anyone actually reads these things, or if I should just give up on them. 

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 11:59:59 PM EDT on JUNE 30th, 2018

 

 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 the significant Preparation of your Fossil must have been completed 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.")
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  of find:(if prepped, before and after photos, please.)

Limit - 4 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 JUNE 2018 !  

 

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

Good luck! :D

 

 

 

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Macrophyseter

Good luck to those entering!

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digit

 

June should be a great month for entries--I can't wait to see what will be entered this time. Early rains have swelled the rivers so you won't be seeing any last Peace River entries from us down here in South Florida.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Max-fossils
3 hours ago, digit said:

June should be a great month for entries--I can't wait to see what will be entered this time. Early rains have swelled the rivers so you won't be seeing any last Peace River entries from us down here in South Florida.

Cheers.

-Ken

Shame to hear that there won't be any Peace River entries! Well that forces you to do one thing: go in the quarries/roadcuts/construction sites instead in order to find some awesome invert stuff! (cough cough, bivalves and gastropods, cough cough)

 

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Max-fossils

@GeschWhat that is a cool "tattoo" on a cool fossil! :drool:

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The Amateur Paleontologist

@GeschWhat That sure is one cool edrioasteroid! :) 

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GeschWhat
23 hours ago, Max-fossils said:

@GeschWhat that is a cool "tattoo" on a cool fossil! :drool:

 

21 hours ago, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

@GeschWhat That sure is one cool edrioasteroid! :) 

Thank you. It was a definite first for me. I had no idea there was such a thing edrioasteroid until I found this. :)

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FossilDAWG

endrioateroid?  What is that?

 

Don

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Auspex
7 minutes ago, FossilDAWG said:

endrioateroid?  What is that?

 

Don

I think he means edrioasteroid (which it is not).

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GeschWhat
1 hour ago, Auspex said:

I think he means edrioasteroid (which it is not).

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It's not? I'm sorry. :blush: I must have misunderstood the thread. I thought the underside of image e. I did reach out to a local paleontologist this afternoon to get his thoughts. Do I need to withdraw the entry?

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Kane
2 minutes ago, GeschWhat said:

It's not? I'm sorry. :blush: I must have misunderstood the thread. I thought the underside of image e. I did reach out to a local paleontologist this afternoon to get his thoughts. Do I need to withdraw the entry?

I think since we're still uncertain what this intriguing find may be, we could probably call it an uncertain trace fossil. I can edit it if you wish. :) 

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Auspex
3 minutes ago, GeschWhat said:

Do I need to withdraw the entry?

Oh, please don't! There is no 'sorry' and no shame if we're all learning from the process. :)

This is why I generally point out mis-steps, rather than edit them: as long as it's correct at the end, the process of getting there is important.

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GeschWhat
30 minutes ago, Kane said:

I think since we're still uncertain what this intriguing find may be, we could probably call it an uncertain trace fossil. I can edit it if you wish. :) 

I did it, but thank you :)

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caldigger

A "STAR SPANGLED" Brachiopod, that would have been a good entry for July! :)

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Part-and-counterpart fossils are always very neat; and I think yours has quite a good chance of winning, @Nimravis ;) 

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GeschWhat

Beautiful preservation @Nimravis:)

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caldigger

I thought you should have entered it when you first posted the little guys reintroduction into the world again.

:)

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Max-fossils

@Nimravis now that's a very old fish!!! Neat find Ralph

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Tidgy's Dad

Said at the time that was a bit special. 

I love this old fish. :)

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jdp

Quite a bit of soft tissue in that fish. Nice specimen.

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The Amateur Paleontologist

I still have some blocks of chalk from my trip to the forest in northern France - who knows, maybe there'll be something FOTM-worthy in there...

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RJB

A very neat little fish indeed! 

 

RB

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