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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. Are those shark tooth real? (gonna buy them)

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  4. Real or fake tiger tooth

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  5. Tyrannosaurus shoulder blade

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  6. Phosphatized Tortoise Fossil

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  7. Concretion or egg

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  8. Is this a real claw? or is it carved?

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  9. Amber or???

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  10. Dimetrodon Claw?

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  11. Is it a Rock ?

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  12. "Auronis" Xui (sort of)

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  13. Small theropod claw?

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  14. Any red flag on this Megalodon tooth ?

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  15. Is this Dinosaur egg real

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  16. Is this a spinosaurus claw?

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