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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. Stegosaurus Neck Armor Plate

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  2. A scarily good fake

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  3. Oviraptor Egg

    • 3 replies
    • 402 views
  4. Shark Tooth?

    • 6 replies
    • 428 views
  5. Is this a real trilobite fossil

    • 35 replies
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  6. Just for fun...

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  7. Something is fishy, about this "fossil" fish....

    • 7 replies
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  8. Light color in matrix

    • 8 replies
    • 388 views
  9. A Purty Darn Good Fake

    • 15 replies
    • 611 views
  10. Amphibian fossil, Is it genuine?

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    • 511 views
  11. A New Technique from a New Area

    • 31 replies
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  12. Spinosaurus tooth or....?

    • 23 replies
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  13. For a good chuckle

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    • 521 views
  14. İs this Mosasaur tooth real?

    • 13 replies
    • 692 views
  15. Segnosaurus Egg- is it real?

    • 18 replies
    • 765 views
  16. Megalodon tooth

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  17. Fossil Monster Skull ID !

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  18. Knightia Fossil Fish

    • 10 replies
    • 990 views
  19. Genuine Dimetrodon Fossil?

    • 2 replies
    • 537 views
  20. Fake Fossil Skulls

    • 51 replies
    • 4,693 views
  21. Iguanodon and mammoth fossils.

    • 13 replies
    • 662 views
  22. Tyrannosaurus rex tooth

    • 53 replies
    • 3,404 views
  23. The Curse of the Moroccan Fossils

    • 45 replies
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  24. Mosasaur Tooth Composite?

    • 21 replies
    • 963 views
  25. Mosasaur jaw?

    • 78 replies
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