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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

This forum is devoted to illuminating the pitfalls to be avoided when considering the purchase of fossils. 

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  1. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs

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  2. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  3. Real or Fake?

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  4. Ichthyosaurier?

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  5. Hollardops mesocristata

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  6. Are These Real?

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  7. Baryonyx Vert

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  8. Is this wooly rhinoceros tooth real?

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  9. Birthday Fossils! Are they real?

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  10. fake dinosaur eggs

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  11. Lycoptera enhanced?

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  12. Dinosaur footprint?

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  13. Is this a real T-rex metatarsal

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  14. Real trilobite?

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  15. Is this a genuine shark tooth?

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  16. Otodus Shark Tooth

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  17. Ammonite: real or fake?

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  18. Hell Creek Theropods help wanted

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  19. Ammonite Nautilus?

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