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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.  Please do not post links to websites, nor identify a seller in any way.  For our educational purposes, the sellers' identity is immaterial; this is all about the specimens.  Please read and follow the guidelines found in the Pinned topic below.

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  1. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  2. jade ammonite

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  3. Elrathria kingii-fake?

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  4. Coelurus tooth?

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  5. Pterosaur bones?

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  6. Real tooth?

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  7. Is this authentic? Ammolite Korite

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  8. What do you think about this Keichousaurus?

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  9. Pulled the pin on a Keichousaurus

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  10. Mosasaur Jaw Fossil?

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  11. Reptilian fossil - Real or fake?

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  12. Nothosaurus partial skeleton ?

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  13. Legit keichousaurus fossil?

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  14. is this a real Claudiosaurus

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  15. Nervous auction Fish Fossil Asialepidotus

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  16. Hyphalosaurus Fossil?

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  17. Real or is a Frankentooth?

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  18. Real Triceratops nasal horn?

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  19. big Lot with Moroccan fossils

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  20. Large Spinosaur tooth

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