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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. Another Spinosaurus hand claw...

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  3. Segnosaur Clutch - Smoky Black

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  4. Turtle skull from Kem Kem

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  5. Red Flags on Dinosaur Material

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  6. Walliserops trilobite

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  7. Is this turtle fossil real?

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  8. Dino eggs

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  9. Spinosaurus jaw

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  10. Are they fakes

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  11. Is This Dinosaur Fossil Real?

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  12. Spinosaurus Claw Real?

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  13. Rough Looking Keichousaurus

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  14. Trilobite - real or fabrication?

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  15. Real Ceratarges trilobite?

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  16. Keichousaurus that's real or fake?

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  17. Platecarpus ptychodon jaw

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  18. Fossil equus skull or modern horse?

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  19. Dinosaur eggs from Ganzhou, Jiangxi?

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  20. Psittachosaurus from China

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  21. Tortoises Aggregate!

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  22. Shark Tooth Restoration

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