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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. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  2. Hypselosaurus Egg France

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  3. Red flags on "fossils"

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  4. Moroccan trilobite

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  5. Red Flags and NOT Moroccan

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  6. Keichousaurus hui real/value?

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  7. Stromatolite Fossil from Morocco

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  8. Fossil Fish of Madagascar

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  9. Mammals and pterosaurus teeth

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  10. IS this mosasaur jaw real

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  11. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs

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  12. Restored Megalodon Tooth?

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  13. M. Americanum rib bone

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  14. Tyrannosaur Tooth being Sold

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  15. Are these Spino teeth real?

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  16. Hyphalosaurus lingyuanensis

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  17. Fossil egg

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