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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. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  2. Fish fossils from the Green River Formation

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  3. Redlichia trilobite?

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  4. Misleading mioplosus????

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  5. 6.12" meg tooth. Is this restored?

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  6. Funny Fake

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  7. Is my Keichousaurus real?

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  8. Our Favourite...Keichosaur!

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  9. Keichousaurus

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  10. Patho shark tooth ID?

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  11. Dinosaur egg? concretion?

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  12. Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth identification

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  13. Dinosaur Egg

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  14. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs

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  15. Real or composite globidens tooth with root?

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  16. Crazy fish skull real?

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  17. Hypselosaurus Egg?

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  18. Identifying Counterfeit Fossils

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