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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 1 2 3 4 6

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  2. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  3. Nyctosaurid humerus

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  4. "Deinotherium Tusk" I bought a while back 1 2

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  5. Big black megalodon tooth with pyrite in bourlette

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  6. Spinosaurid tooth: real root?

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  7. Shrimp Looks Too Good

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  8. Is this spinosaurus tooth real?

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  9. Is this spinosaurus claw real?

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  10. Authentic Spinosaurus claw?

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  11. Real Spinosaurus tooth?

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  12. GW shark tooth

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  13. Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth, a good buy?

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  14. Is it Real? Spinosaurus Tooth

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