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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. Tooth - Real or Fake ?

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  4. Tooth - real or fake?

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  5. Oreodont Skull Restoration

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  6. Croc jaw from Kemkem fabricated?

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  7. Is this Ammonite real or fake?

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  8. Real Dinosaur Coprolite?

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  9. Plesiosaurus vertebrae

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  10. Eggs

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  11. Fossil Turtle Skull

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  12. Dactylioceras ammonite: glue?

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  13. Dino eggs Real or Fake

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  14. Is it an egg?

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  15. Dino egg-real or fake?

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  16. Dakotaraptor claw

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  17. Petrified Turtle Eggs?

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  18. Dino egg-real or fake?

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  19. Is this keichousaurus real

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