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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. Wondering what this fossil online is and if it's real

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  2. Cambropallas trilobites

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  3. Fake Chinese Dromaeosaur?

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  4. Bizarre Bone Kem Kem Morocco

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  5. Help with Dinosaur teeth purchase

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  6. Is it real?

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  7. Mosasaur jaw

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  8. Is this authentic? Ammolite Korite

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  9. Kem Kem - What bone is this?

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  10. Thoughts on my keichousaurus

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  11. Different teeth of Kem Kem pterosaurs

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  12. mosasaur jaw

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  13. Genuine Meg tooth?

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  14. How important is provenance?

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  15. Phacops, is this real?

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  16. Pterosaur tooth from Solnhofen Painten?

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  17. Tyrannosaurus Rex limb bone?

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  18. Mysterious bones of Kem Kem - Morocco?

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  19. Claw

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  20. Psittacosaurus Ilium

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  21. Psittacosaurus

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  22. FAKE TRILOBITE

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  23. Trilobite Crotalocephalus real?

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  24. Genuine Keichousaurus?

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