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October 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 11:59:00 PM EDT on OCTOBER 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 OCTOBER 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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digit

Thanks for getting us off to an early start this month. It's a lovely find and makes me wish I was back up wading around in the GMR right now. I wonder if the recent deluge of water in that area will bring more great stuff to light?

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Wolf89
On 10/1/2018 at 8:20 PM, digit said:

Thanks for getting us off to an early start this month. It's a lovely find and makes me wish I was back up wading around in the GMR right now. I wonder if the recent deluge of water in that area will bring more great stuff to light?

Cheers.

-Ken

I sure hope so. As you can see from my recent trip post, I have been digging in the same hole as last time :) there is still plenty of gravel in there, it seem very promising

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Wolf89
On 10/4/2018 at 1:12 PM, JarrodB said:

VFOTM Entry #1 for me. Lamniform shark verts found in situ.

 

Found - 10/3/18

North Sulphur River Texas

Cretaceous Ozan 

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Those shark verts are very nice!

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JarrodB
On 10/5/2018 at 9:26 PM, Wolf89 said:

Those shark verts are very nice!

Thanks

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The Amateur Paleontologist

@JarrodB Gotta love that protostegid costal :) Congrats on finding that one!

-Christian

 

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JarrodB

Thanks

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Twinlukers

Entry #1

first try for fossil of the month. 

I finished my prep work last week and it turned out better then I thought it would. So I submitting it for the contest.

 

found 9/5/2018

Final Prep 10/5/2018

Phareodus Encaustus : estimated 50 million years old. 12-1/2” in Length

Fossil Safari near Kemmerer Wyoming 

Green River formation 

 

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JohnJ
On ‎10‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 11:11 AM, JBMugu said:

10/1/18

Pine Cones

~14 Million Years Old found in Virgin Valley Opal Beds

Royal Peacock Opal Mine,Virgin Valley, Humbolt County Nevada

 

Here is my first entry for Inverebrate/Plant fossil of the month. I found these pine cones in the virgin valley opal beds. Two of the cones are fossilized (not petrified) and are very fragile. The third is partially opalized and is less fragile. They were found in association with a large ammount of fossilized wood.

 

 

@JBMugu

 

Please choose one to enter.  ;)

 

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Nimravis

 

Today while opening some concretions I came across this little beauty.

 

 

NAME OF FOSSIL:                                                Acanthotelson stimpsoni Shrimp

YEAR CONCRETION WAS COLLECTED:           6-1998

DATE CONCRETION WAS OPENED:                  10-11-2018

LOCATION FOUND:                                               Braceville Shaft Mine-  Braceville, Illinois (Mazon Creek)

AGE OF FOSSIL:                                                    Francis Creek Shale / Middle Pennsylvanian 

 

 

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FossilDAWG

A beauty indeed!  

Don

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michele 1937

wonderful
single
spectacular
it would be fine in my collection
congratulations

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Bobby Rico

@Nimravis hay Ralph that is a beautiful beautiful find. I was just wondering after you have opened that concretion to you do a celebratory dance because I think it was needed!:raindance:

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Nimravis
37 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

@Nimravis hay Ralph that is a beautiful beautiful find. I was just wondering after you have opened that concretion to you do a celebratory dance because I think it was needed!:raindance:

No Bobby I did not- it was getting dark outside and my hands were getting really cold. I took a quick pic and continued cracking while I could see the concretions. LOL

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Bobby Rico
4 minutes ago, Nimravis said:

concretions

Sorry dyslexic again. :dinothumb:

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LiamL
On 10/11/2018 at 10:01 PM, Nimravis said:

 

Today while opening some concretions I came across this little beauty.

 

NAME OF FOSSIL:                                                Acanthotelson stimpsoni Shrimp

YEAR CONCRETION WAS COLLECTED:           6-1998

DATE CONCRETION WAS OPENED:                  10-11-2018

LOCATION FOUND:                                               Braceville Shaft Mine-  Braceville, Illinois (Mazon Creek)

AGE OF FOSSIL:                                                    Francis Creek Shale / Middle Pennsylvanian 

That was collected a long time ago, did you just open it with a hammer? Or finally cracked by freeze thaw method? Either way you have some patience man. Nice find.

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Nimravis
1 hour ago, LiamL said:

That was collected a long time ago, did you just open it with a hammer? Or finally cracked by freeze thaw method? Either way you have some patience man. Nice find.

Liam, yes it was collected a long time ago and it has sat in a bucket since that time. I have been going through thousands of concretions that I have collected over the course of time and crack them open with a hammer.. I post my daily finds on a post in the General Section called - "Sometimes You have to Whack it".

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JarrodB
On 10/10/2018 at 9:27 AM, Twinlukers said:

Entry #1

first try for fossil of the month. 

I finished my prep work last week and it turned out better then I thought it would. So I submitting it for the contest.

 

found 9/5/2018

Final Prep 10/5/2018

Phareodus Encaustus : estimated 50 million years old. 12-1/2” in Length

Fossil Safari near Kemmerer Wyoming 

Green River formation 

 

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FD9C7D8D-6279-48DC-BB09-47272EBF16CD.jpeg

Nice fish buddy. 

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LiamL

Articulated Ichthyosaur paddle section.

Found in 3 sections over a period of a month through September. Luckily they all fit together perfectly. These were received back from prep by Mark Hawkes on 4th of October.

Whitby Mudstone Formation

Yorkshire, England.

 

Paddles after Matrix has been removed showing the break in three sections.

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Both Sides of the Paddle after Prep.

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Thickness Of the Paddles, this was from a big beast of an Ichthyosaur.

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Nimravis

Liam, very nice find and I like it either way (pre-prep or prepped).

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LiamL
4 minutes ago, Nimravis said:

Liam, very nice find and I like it either way (pre-prep or prepped).

Thank you, it's my favourite find yet. I wanted it prepped for display :)

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