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Selling Real for Fake Fossils?
Lucid_Bot posted a topic in Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil FabricationsEveryone I've encountered on this site has been very helpful, so thank you. However, I'm in need of more help. For the last year I've been collecting real fossils in the field and selling some to pay for more exotic rocks. In a recent post I found that my Solnhofen shrimp is, if not totally, mostly fake. Now I'm quite suspicious of my entire purchased collection and was hoping you could help me identify fakes. The first two pictures are apparently Priscacara, Green River Formation, Eocene; the next two supposedly Asteroidea, Morocco, Ordovician; the last three supposedly Triassic, Arizona petr
Large Yongshunensis, Rough Prep or Partially Faked?
Kurufossils posted a topic in Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil FabricationsI will be receiving soon what looks to be a large youngshunensis trilobite, while I am aware of fakes from china I'm not sure if specimens of this trilobite like this just have real rough prep work done to them or if maybe there is some sort of carving involved. Any knowledgeable feedback to whether its a keeper or not will be greatly appreciated, always wanted to nab one of these.
Fake fossils by the hundred - Johann Beringer's 'lying-stones'
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsTaylor, P. D., 2017, Fake fossils by the hundred-the story of Johann Beringer's 'lying-stones.' Deposits Magazine. 52: 38-41 (November) PDF at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321309341_Fake_fossils_by_the_hundred-the_story_of_Johann_Beringer's_'lying-stones' Web article at: https://depositsmag.com/2018/03/29/fake-fossils-by-the-hundred-the-story-of-johann-beringers-lying-stones/ The Lying Stones of Dr. Beringer http://hoaxes.org/archive/permalink/the_lying_stones_of_dr._beringer Yours, Paul H.
kirkjeremiah23 posted a topic in Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil FabricationsI'm interested in adding a dinosaur Egg to my collection. I know these are commonly faked and would like some advise to spot a fake or a reputable dealer. Or possibly someone on here has one they are willing to let go of? Any info is much appreciated
RushCountyRocks posted a topic in Questions & AnswersTwo questions here, what are general things to look for when deciding whether a fossil is fake or real? Guidance asked for especially when it comes to Moroccan imports, and mosasaur anything, crinoids, and trilobites, as well as pleistocene mammal fossils. The latter question, is there any massive list of information sort of like an identification guide for fossils? I saw this massive list fruitbat had and its very impressive and I shall put it to use, but i feel it's almost a little bit beyond me at certain times, is there any just general all encompassing guide to identification?
Fake Auction Eggs?
domanby2012 posted a topic in Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil FabricationsI need help trying to figure out if an egg i'm about to buy is a fraud or not, I noticed that this particular seller has actually already been mentioned on this forum for selling items on ebay out of Malaysia before under the post "Hadrosaur Egg Ebay Scam?". I'm not sure what it is about the eggs this person sells but i've never seen any like them. The entire top layer of "eggshell" just seems baron and lacking of any character compared to validated egg fossils; it also seems too uniform. All of this persons eggs look very similar and of about the same quality.... Here are four pictures of the