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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. Mosasaur jaw?

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  3. Dinosaur Material for Sale

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  4. Fossil Monster Skull ID !

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  5. Trilobite Replicas

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  6. Tyrannosaurus rex tooth

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  7. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs

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  8. Fake Fossil Skulls

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  9. New Pterosaur Skull?

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  10. Mosasaur jaw Morocco

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  11. The Curse of the Moroccan Fossils

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  12. Buying a Sauropod Foot Claw?

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  13. Hadrosaur Egg

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  14. Is it a real Keichousaurus?

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  15. Oviraptor Egg - Is This Real

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  16. Real Scorpion fossil?

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  17. Pterosaur bones?

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  18. Is this a real trilobite fossil

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  19. Fake Keichousaurus?

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  20. Is this turtle fossil real?

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  21. Spinosaurus tooth

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