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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. Spinosaurus tooth

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  3. Megalodon teeth

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  4. Dinosaur Eggs from Hezheng

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  5. Pregnant Keichousaurus?

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  6. Buyer Beware on Dinosaur Holiday Purchases

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  7. Carnotaurus tooth

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  8. Oviraptor egg

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  9. Mammoth Tusk

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  10. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs

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  11. Keichousaurus

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  12. Mosasaur jaw

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  13. Asialepidotus Fish Fossil

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  14. Callobatrachus sanyanensis Fossil

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  15. "Fossilized Turtle Eggs"

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  16. Is it burmite?

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  17. Dragonfly "fossil" covered with calcite

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  18. Triceratops Frill piece. Is this real?

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  19. Real or Fake Spinosaurus tooth?

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  20. Wondering what this fossil online is and if it's real

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