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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. "Fossilized Turtle Eggs"

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  3. 50% Carcharodontosaurus Tooth?

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  4. 6 1/2 " Spinosaurus Tooth Red Flag

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  5. 6" Composite Spino Tooth

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  6. A fossil Mickey Mouse?

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  7. A gorgeous tooth, but.......

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  8. A New Technique from a New Area

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  9. A Purty Darn Good Fake

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  10. A Real Keichousaurus

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  11. A scarily good fake

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  12. A Way To Identify A Fake

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  13. Add Mexican Fossils to Your AVOID List...

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  14. Advice whether these are real or not?

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  15. Alanqa Saharica Pterosaur Beak Piece?

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  16. Ammolite Authenticity

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  17. Ammonite and orthocerid fossil

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  18. Ammonite fossil real?

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  19. Ammonites + Trilobites

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