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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. Is this real?

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  4. Is this Megalodon Tooth fake?

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  5. Is it a fossil ?

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  6. Fake Agate?

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  7. Authentic Moroccan Trilo?

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  8. Dinosaur Eggs, Genuine or Not?

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  9. Red Flag on Kem Kem Dinosaur Material

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  10. Real dino egg?

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  11. Is it a real Spinosaurid tooth with root?

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  12. Triceratops teeth - Real or Fake?

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  13. Are these likely authentic - New to the "sport"

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  14. Timurlengia euotica tooth

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  15. Moroccan trilobite pair

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  16. More ludicrous "Dinosaur eggs"

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  17. Red Flags With Kem Kem Pterosaur!

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  18. Keichosaurus fossil - real or fake?

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  19. Two websites selling the same fossil?

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  20. cave bear paw

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  21. Coral Fossils

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