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September 2012 Finds Of The Month


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Lots of good entries last month! Time to start taking entries for the September finds of the month.

Entries will be taken through September 30th. 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.

2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry.

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.

4. You must include the Date of your Discovery or the Date of Preparation Completion.

5. You must include the common or scientific name.

6. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the Fossil was found.

7. Play fair. No bought fossils.

Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. The maximum entries allowed by the Polling software will be selected for each contest by the staff.

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.

Within a few days, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry!

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I would like to submit these two albertosaurus teeth that I found on the 2nd of septmber. The were found in the horseshoe canyon formation and are from the cretaceous. The large tooth is 3.5" long.

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I would like to submit these two albertosaurus teeth that I found on the 2nd of septmber. The were found in the horseshoe canyon formation and are from the cretaceous. The large tooth is 3.5" long.

NICE!

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Nice teeth rejd!

This month I would like to sumit this enrolled Greenops widderensis. I finished the prep a couple of days ago.

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Hamilton Group, probably Widder Formation, Middle Devonian

It measures about 1.8 cm wide and 3 cm from head to tail.

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Found Sept 1, 2012.

I returned to the same spot where I found a phyllocarid mandible element in 2010 and found

Cluster of phyllocarids on one large plate that broke up revealing many phyllocarids inside the slab, Hamilton Group, Mid Devonian ON Canada.

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wow good pieces already...!

my entry for now is this Archeolepas redenbacheri cirripede crustacean found on 26 august during my trip in germany and prepared on 2 september. It is tithonian age (upper jurassic) found in Hienheim, quarry known for the brittlestars layers for those who have enough courage. In Frickhinger's book about Solnhofen it is told that Archeolepas is one of the rarest fossil from the "plattenkalk"... (ok nothing to see with Archeopteryx but HAPPY ! :) )

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wow good pieces already...!

my entry for now is this Archeolepas redenbacheri cirripede crustacean found on 26 august during my trip in germany and prepared on 2 september. It is tithonian age (upper jurassic) found in Hienheim, quarry known for the brittlestars layers for those who have enough courage. In Frickhinger's book about Solnhofen it is told that Archeolepas is one of the rarest fossil from the "plattenkalk"... (ok nothing to see with Archeopteryx but HAPPY ! :) )

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Wow! Very nice find!

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If bigger is better, then this is the worst fishfossil I have ever found. ;)

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Fur Formation, Early Eocene, Denmark

The dimensions of the photo are 10 * 10 mm and the round things on the photo are actually shells from the algaes that make up the sediment.

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If bigger is better, then this is the worst fishfossil I have ever found. ;)

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Fur Formation, Early Eocene, Denmark

The dimensions of the photo are 10 * 10 mm and the round things on the photo are actually shells from the algaes that make up the sediment.

I forgot

The fish was found 4 September where I had invited a school class out looking for fossils. One of the students found this Scorpaeniformes "Sculpin" on the same day

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wow good pieces already...!

my entry for now is this Archeolepas redenbacheri cirripede crustacean found on 26 august during my trip in germany and prepared on 2 september. It is tithonian age (upper jurassic) found in Hienheim, quarry known for the brittlestars layers for those who have enough courage. In Frickhinger's book about Solnhofen it is told that Archeolepas is one of the rarest fossil from the "plattenkalk"... (ok nothing to see with Archeopteryx but HAPPY ! :) )

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Cool! Ive only ever seen those in one of my books

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If bigger is better, then this is the worst fishfossil I have ever found. ;)

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Fur Formation, Early Eocene, Denmark

The dimensions of the photo are 10 * 10 mm and the round things on the photo are actually shells from the algaes that make up the sediment.

Sylvestersen,

Wow that's a tiny fish!

Congratulations on this find. :)

Well spotted!

Such a great variety of fossils this month. All are noteworthy.

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I would like to submit these two albertosaurus teeth that I found on the 2nd of septmber. The were found in the horseshoe canyon formation and are from the cretaceous. The large tooth is 3.5" long.

Great find! :envy:

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Baby Great White

pliocene

Green mill run

Found september 15th

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one day i will find a tooth over 3 inches in good conditon haha.

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Slab of 6 or more Pycnocrinus dyeri crowns, Ordovician, Cincinnati, OH found August 10 and prepped September 17. I stopped short in prep due to lack of experience with this matrix, not wanting to over abrade and sacrifice detail. My best crinoid find to date.

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Grüße,

Daniel A. Wöhr aus Südtexas

"To the motivated go the spoils."

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Slab of 6 or more Pycnocrinus dyeri crowns, Ordovician, Cincinnati, OH found August 10 and prepped September 17. I stopped short in prep due to lack of experience with this matrix, not wanting to over abrade and sacrifice detail. My best crinoid find to date.

Great find! B)

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Slab of 6 or more Pycnocrinus dyeri crowns, Ordovician, Cincinnati, OH found August 10 and prepped September 17. I stopped short in prep due to lack of experience with this matrix, not wanting to over abrade and sacrifice detail. My best crinoid find to date.

That's a ballet in stone.

Context is critical.

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That's a ballet in stone.

High art indeed! Since the specimen is wet I think we can assume Dan was openly weeping while taking the photograph. I myself would have fainted. :faint:

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"They ... savoured the strange warm glow of being much more ignorant than ordinary people, who were only ignorant of ordinary things."

-- Terry Pratchett

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in my upcoming aug report i'll post a field shot, step by step prep shots, and closeups of individual crowns... too busy at the moment.

Grüße,

Daniel A. Wöhr aus Südtexas

"To the motivated go the spoils."

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