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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. Opalized Ammonite - Real or Fake, help!

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  2. Mosasaur

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  3. Is this dino footprint real??

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  4. Halisaurus Jaw

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  5. Red flag on a group of Ankylosaurus fossils

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  6. My "dinosaur skin" purchase in my younger days

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  7. Is my Megladon tooth real.

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  8. Is this a t-rex tooth ?

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  9. Auction Spinosaurus Jaw

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  10. Beware! Fake Dino Claw

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  11. Mosasaurus Fossil Tooth Root Bone

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  12. Trilobite from Morocco

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  13. Composite Tooth?

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  14. Flea Market find- Real?

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  15. Not a T.rex hand claw

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  16. Fake Turtle Skull

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  17. Mosasaur Jaw Fake?

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  18. Halisaurus Jaw

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  19. Turtle from china

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  20. Beware of hadrosaur eggs

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