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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. natural color or dyed?

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  2. Mammoth tusk?

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  3. Identify fossil Icythosaurus skull?

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  4. Fossil help id

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  5. Buyer Beware

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  6. Dinosaur Material for Sale

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  7. Fossil partial dinosaur real or fake?

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  8. Hadrosaur Skin

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  9. Opinions on these claws, buy worthy? real?

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  10. Is it real?

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  11. Juvinile Spinosaurus Jaw?

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  12. deinonychus tooth

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  13. is this sauropod tooth restored?

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  14. Megalodon Tooth - REAL OR FAKE!?

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  15. Opinions on Nautiloids and Goniatites

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  16. Rebbachisaurus tooth?

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  17. A fossil Mickey Mouse?

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  18. Real or Fake?

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