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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. Fake Morocco crocodile?

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  4. Eggs sold online as real: What do you think?

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  5. Are these oviraptor eggs real?

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  6. Mosasaur tooth setting

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  7. Big egg

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  8. Mosasaur fabrication?

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  9. Dinosaur eggs from Henan

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  10. Jeholosaurus

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  11. Trilobite from Morocco

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  12. Stegosaurus illium

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  13. Insane Brachiopod

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  14. Juvenile Psittacosaurus

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  15. Rooted Mosasaur tooth in Matrix

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  16. Real Knightia?

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  17. Petrified Wood - Is it real?

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  18. Aurora fossils

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  19. Mosasaur Jaw

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  20. mosasaur jaw

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  21. Spinosaurus tooth

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  22. Spinosauridae indet tooth from KemKem

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