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August 2018 Finds of the Month Entries

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Remember...PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below, ... make sure you 

include all the required informationIN 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 AUGUST 31, 2018

Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the thread is still open, will be deemed ineligible! 

 

 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 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.

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 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. 

Tell us more about your fossil, and why you think it is worthy of the honor. 


*******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.

 

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 AUGUST 2018 !  

 

 

 

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

Good luck! :D

 

 

Significant preparation" ( ie: substantial, a revealing and/or repairing of 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.

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FossilDAWG

Nice one!  The month is off to a good start.

 

Don

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Natalie81
55 minutes ago, FossilDAWG said:

Nice one!  The month is off to a good start.

 

Don

Thanks! 

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The Amateur Paleontologist

@Natalie81 A Wealden ornithocheirid fossil.. that's pretty rare, am I right? ;) Very neat tooth, BTW - congrats on finding it!

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Natalie81
1 hour ago, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

@Natalie81 A Wealden ornithocheirid fossil.. that's pretty rare, am I right? ;) Very neat tooth, BTW - congrats on finding it!

@The Amateur Paleontologist

Yes indeed :D

And thank you ! 

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The Amateur Paleontologist

@Natalie81 No problem :) just to know, would you have some specific details regarding the location of where you found the tooth? I'd be interested in prospecting there a bit...

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Natalie81
1 hour ago, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

@Natalie81 No problem :) just to know, would you have some specific details regarding the location of where you found the tooth? I'd be interested in prospecting there a bit...

It was found at Atherfield, Isle of Wight. You can get a lot of information on this site: https://ukfossils.co.uk

 

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Walt

Very nice!

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Max-fossils

@fifbrindacier wow! Trop trop beau! :wub: 

 

@Natalie81 @fossilcrazy geez... you two really want to crush all the competition as soon as possible! Those are incredible finds!!! :faint:

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Natalie81
9 minutes ago, Max-fossils said:

@fifbrindacier wow! Trop trop beau! :wub: 

 

@Natalie81 @fossilcrazy geez... you two really want to crush all the competition as soon as possible! Those are incredible finds!!! :faint:

Thank you :)

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fifbrindacier
3 hours ago, Walt said:

Very nice!

 

3 hours ago, Max-fossils said:

@fifbrindacier wow! Trop trop beau! :wub: 

 

@Natalie81 @fossilcrazy geez... you two really want to crush all the competition as soon as possible! Those are incredible finds!!! :faint:

Thank you both:D

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Nimravis

Gotta love shells.

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Max-fossils
4 hours ago, Nimravis said:

Gotta love shells.

Of course! :ighappy:

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FossilsAnonymous

@fifbrindacier wow that is real nice. I like shells.

 

@fossilcrazy the Carboniferous shark is incredible. What a find.

 

@Natalie81 your tooth is super nice. I keep hearing rumors about cool stuff on the Isle of Wight

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Natalie81
5 hours ago, FossilsAnonymous said:

@fifbrindacier wow that is real nice. I like shells.

 

@fossilcrazy the Carboniferous shark is incredible. What a find.

 

@Natalie81 your tooth is super nice. I keep hearing rumors about cool stuff on the Isle of Wight

@FossilsAnonymous Thank you. First time i visited the island and hopefully not the last time :)

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fifbrindacier

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Wow !

I love fishes:P.

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Max-fossils
On 8/16/2018 at 11:31 PM, Fossil-Hound said:

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Fantastic find! 

By the way, are those amazing beautiful bivalves I see at the top of the picture? :P Are they from Zeeland (NL)?

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Fossil-Hound
4 hours ago, Max-fossils said:

Fantastic find! 

By the way, are those amazing beautiful bivalves I see at the top of the picture? :P Are they from Zeeland (NL)?

Thanks Max and the white bivalves are from Calvert Cliffs, Maryland. Miocene.

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FranzBernhard
On 8/15/2018 at 12:19 PM, fifbrindacier said:

Hi, here is My fossil of the month :

Found in August, the 5th

Melongena lainei

Miocene

Roquefort, department of Landes, France

Photo before preparation

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Very nice gastro! Whats the exact diameter and whats all the other stuff in the specimen? Its both an impressive gastro and a nice facies specimen!

Franz bernhard

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Coco

Marvelous shell Fifi ! I went only one time to Roquefort, at this periode I wasn't interested in shells and I regret not having kept sediment to sort out at home !

 

Coco

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