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March 2019 Finds of the Month Entries

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REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below.

Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you 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.


Entries will be taken until 11:59:00 PM EDT on MARCH 31, 2019

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

 

Only entries posted with CLEAR photos 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.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month.

 

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. 


To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery.

 

Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry!
Best of success to all, and good hunting!

 

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Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests

  1. Find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found personally by you are allowed. 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 member 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 Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Date of Discovery (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 and/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. You must include CLEAR, cropped, well-lit images (maximum 4 images). If you are proud enough of your fossil to submit it for FOTM, spend some time to take good photos to show off your fossil.
  10. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims.

 

* Significant Preparation = Substantial work to reveal and/or repair 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.

 

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

Date of Discovery

Scientific and/or Common Name

Geologic Age or Geologic Formation

State, Province, or Region Found

Photos of Find (Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.)

(If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)

 

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facehugger

Will it please stop raining in Texas so I can go find some March FotM entries? PLEASE???

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caldigger
5 hours ago, MSirmon said:

 

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Ha!  And I was going to ask if you wanted to trade for this piece. Guess that's off the slate now. :P

Very nice Mike. 

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MSirmon
1 hour ago, caldigger said:

Ha!  And I was going to ask if you wanted to trade for this piece. Guess that's off the slate now. :P

Very nice Mike. 

Doren anything is possible.

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FranzBernhard
7 hours ago, MSirmon said:

Type of fossil is Calamite

Geogical age is Pennsylvanian

Found in Southeast Oklahoma.

What a spectacularly and nicely weathered specimen! Simply stunning and beautifully preserved! Congrats! (I love such stuff, as some of you may know...;)).

Please keep us informed what are you finding in your own fossil heaven :). Thanks!
Franz Bernhard

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Tidgy's Dad
16 hours ago, MSirmon said:

Found on Jan 28,2019 BUT I found it while looking at some property I was attempting to purchase. I could not get the then owners permission to keep the fossil or to get back on the property until the sale closed Yesterday for pictures good enough to post. (Surprisingly it was exactly on th eproperry where I left it)

 

Type of fossil is Calamite

Geogical age is Pennsylvanian

Found in Southeast Oklahoma.

 

Interestingly enough as I was researching this property I discovered that the front edge of my new property is one of the designated stops on the USGS learning tour of the Wister Lake area.

 

i know this was not found in March but it was found by me personally and is the absolute first opportunity I had to post once I legally owned it and gave myself permission to look for more fossils on the property.

Beautiful finds! :)

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digit

Leave it to a TFF member to buy a piece of property just to get their hands on a nice fossil. That's dedication for you. :P

 

Lovely piece--we hope to see more finds like this in the future if these are just the tip of that fossil iceberg.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Fossilis Willis

Does that count as a purchased fossil? That would violate rules 1 and 10. Just kidding, nice finds. I hope there's more where that came from.

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Tidgy's Dad
11 minutes ago, Mike from North Queensland said:

I found this nice partial juvenile fish 240 mm long at the start of the year but only managed time to prep this month.

The eye is obscured by the plates from the top of the skull.

Assumed to be a filter type feeder as has no teeth.

 

Found 25-1-2019

Prepped 8-3-2019

Richmondichthys Sweeti

Toolebuc Formation

Central Queensland Australia

Very nice fishy find! :)

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The Amateur Paleontologist
15 hours ago, Mike from North Queensland said:

I found this nice partial juvenile fish 240 mm long at the start of the year but only managed time to prep this month.

 

Wonderful find!!

-Christian

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JarrodB
1 hour ago, garyc said:

All I can say is wow! Congrats!

 

 

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Tidgy's Dad
16 hours ago, garyc said:

2 more photos

Amazing specimen. :)

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Max-fossils

@garyc I'm pretty sure that such a cool find is not even allowed on the forum premises... remove it before you make other members jealous! :P 

 

On a more serious note, man that is a crazy find!!! Wowza! :drool:

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garyc
8 hours ago, Max-fossils said:

@garyc I'm pretty sure that such a cool find is not even allowed on the forum premises... remove it before you make other members jealous! :P 

 

On a more serious note, man that is a crazy find!!! Wowza! :drool:

It’s just payback for jealousy I get from other posts on a regular basis!

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Max-fossils
1 minute ago, garyc said:

It’s just payback for jealousy I get from other posts on a regular basis!

I guess that's fair then :ighappy:

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