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August 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 AUGUST 31, 2019

Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the topic 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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Randyw

Lots of good entries already! It’s going to be a good month!

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digit

Indeed! The summer months are a great time for those in the northern hemisphere to brave the heat and get out to their favorite fossil sites to find lots of goodies to entertain us here in the FOTM gallery. Those of us in Florida where the rivers are high (busily hiding next season's fossils) simply bide our time and organize and label our fossils from last season while we wait for winter when it is our time to shine. :)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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FranzBernhard
30 minutes ago, digit said:

The summer months are a great time for those in the northern hemisphere to brave the heat and get out to their favorite fossil sites to find lots of goodies to entertain us here in the FOTM gallery. Those of us in Florida where the rivers are high (busily hiding next season's fossils) simply bide our time and organize and label our fossils from last season while we wait for winter when it is our time to shine.

:D:D LOL!!

So, my area has already transformed into Florida ;). Too hot or too many thunderstorms or too rainy during the summer, incl. all kinds of bugs. Winter is much better, only a few weeks with frost and snow left - best time to prospect (no vegetation) and also to dig (still not hot).

Franz Bernhard

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digit

Mazon Creek (home to the famous Carboniferous Lagerstätte) is much the same. Locals try to time their hunting to the spring season before the undergrowth occludes the ground and before the heat, mosquitoes and TICKS!!! get too intense. The diversity of our membership and their favorite hunting spots ensures we always have great eye candy to drool over in this little corner of the forum. :drool:;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Coco

Nice trio !

 

Coco

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fifbrindacier

Thank you.:D

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JohnBrewer

Nice find, Sophie!

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fifbrindacier

Thank you John.

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caterpillar

Belle pioche Sophie

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fifbrindacier

Merci Dominique.:D

I'm ending clearing them a bit more to make them more presentable.

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Kane

@fossil_sea_urchin please format your entry as per the rules posted. 

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caldigger

That's a pretty one marguy! :wub:

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marguy
thank you all for your appreciations, I am delighted to share this discovery.

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JohnJ

@fossil_sea_urchin

Nice find.  How did you identify these bones to species level?

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