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  1. Dear all, I'm a small collector from Geneva, I already have several fossils and I would like to acquire a Dino egg. I finally found one but I wanted to be sure that's a real one... Honestly, I'm not confident with all the fakes we find on the market... I have seen that your are experts in this domain and it would be very kind if you can help me to decide Thanks to all Cheers Franck
  2. My father was a geologist. I found this in his stuff. On the bottom it says “tyrannosaur Rex Tooth from the largest specimen ever found. University of Calif., Berkeley 1977. Is this real or fake?
  3. Purchased this one from an auction site for fairly cheap. I'm sure actual tooth is real but is the root matrix real as well especially if coming from Morocco? Thanks!
  4. Trilobite drotops Fake?

    Hi guys, Recently I purchased my first fossil and was wondering if it's a fake as it was listed on the auction site as coming from Morocco and was fairly preserved and cheap as compared to others. It's a 3.3" Drotops Megalomanicus and has a crack going through the cephalon and the matrix all the way. I don't see any reasons to believe it was glued to the matrix and eyes have details as shown. Don't see many scratches so it's probably painted Thanks!
  5. These labmade fossils could reveal how dinosaurs really looked.... or flood the market with even more fake fossils http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/08/these-labmade-fossils-could-reveal-how-dinosaurs-really-looked
  6. Hello all. I went to a show recently and purchased this piece of amber with an apparent spider inclusion for $78. I don't have all the materials to do testing, but the piece has no taste. Could anyone help me determine if this is legit by looking?
  7. Are the fossils that the Aurora museum sells authentic? I'm skeptical because their selling fully rooted mosasaur teeth for $6. Seems too good to be true
  8. New to buying fossils and need some help. My friends birthday is coming up and her favorite dinosaur is a spinosaurus so I bought her two teeth on ebay. The listing says they are authentic "rooted" spinosaurus teeth with no "restore". I have read online that sometimes people will attach cement to the bottom of the teeth and I'm wondering if that's what they did here. I have two weeks to return them so any help would be appreciated. Thanks for the support!
  9. Hi, I'm concerned that these four trilobites may be fakes. I bought them a long time ago by a guy, who claimed they were genuine. Some of them, especially the Psychopyge, almost looks too good to be real. But I wanna know what other people think. Thanks.
  10. I recently purchased this 3.5 inch spinosaurus tooth online, but have some concerns it may be painted. I was told by the previous owner that when checked under microscope, it appeared to have some glue in the cracks, possibly just to keep them from spreading but did not appear to have any full break repairs. However to me, the colour looks too consistent, and the colour leaks into the center on top as though painted. Thoughts?
  11. I'm a newbie to the world of fossils and bought this Selenopeltis sp Ordovician from a reputable dealer who provided COA; it looks so good to my untrained eye that I am suspicious of its authenticity. Said to be from Efroud, Morocco. Approx 13 x 11 x 1 inch. Thanks
  12. found this on "the auction site"
  13. Hello. Good morning to all of my favorite forum! Last week, I was rummaging through our favorite auction site, it was then that I came across so many absurdities that I felt obliged to make an alert here for the most inexperienced collectors who end up paying rivers of money when they think they have found a rare specimen! ========================================== Specimen Nº 01 I'm going to start with this first specimen, which was originally supposed to be in poor condition, so what they did was make a series of scratches in a completely failed attempt to make the specimen more "attractive". And the seller is bold! He announces using the word "natural"! ========================================== Specimens Nº 02 These types of Ammonites here I call Ammonites HP Lovecraft because they are polished (destroying the original and scientific shell here is nothing left) and then the tentacles are completely carved in the purest Cthulhu style of the Master HP Lovecraft: Is it just me who see the resin made with stone dust here, used to glue the carved tentacles? So in this case, even the base "matrix" is not authentic, but yes, it is also made with resin and stone powder! Here the sellers are moderate, in the ad title, they use the word "Healing", but the funny thing is that before I saw all this, I was grumpy, but after seeing all this, I ended up laughing, so maybe really have some "Healing" power! ========================================== Specimen Nº 03 This is my favorite and it was already a topic of debate here at TFF! Looks like Nasa found her and brought her straight from Planet Mars! Does not appear? I believe they originally tried to sculpt tentacles in this specimen, but the glue could not hold the tentacles, or even, maybe the carved tentacles broke, I do not know, but the fact is that she became hideously beautiful bizarre! But still, it remains a specimen with the shell destroyed by polishing and sculpted! I wonder and have ideas if this specimen were black... ========================================== Specimen Nº 04 And to finalize this post with a golden key, I would finally like to introduce you to this specimen, which I call Ammonite Rainbow ... Perhaps the shell is completely natural, but the fact is that the tentacles, I'm sure they are not natural and were carved! ========================================== I do not know if these Ammonites are being adulterated in Madagascar which is exactly where they all come from, or if the adulteration is in China, which, by the way, imports thousands of tons of them annually from Madagascar. But here I register my appeal to those who are starting to collect fossils now, let them not be deceived with bizarre specimens at tempting prices without first seeking some scientific knowledge on the subject. Of course these Ammonites have great value, but merely artistic value, a beautiful decorative object, but never scientific!
  14. Dilpocaulus bones

    Good afternoon! I saw these bones on “our favorite auction site” identified as diplocaulus. The bones are from The Wellington Garber complex FM in Oklahoma. Please advise!
  15. Hey guys is this real? Seller does not give certain locality, only says that it is from China.
  16. Morning everyone, was wondering if this Keich looks real. Seller claims it’s from guizhou xingyi Triassic deposits. It is 18cm by 9cm
  17. Hi, just wondered from the photos if this eggs looks real or not? would love to own a real dinosaur egg but don’t want to waste my money buying a fake one . Noticed you can see on one of the photos two small pin hole sized holes next to each other? thanks
  18. Hey guys, a while back I posted some photos of the Keich I impulse bought and many of you suggested taking photos with a jewelers loupe. So I’ve finally gotten around to it! Here’s the pictures.
  19. Pachycephalosaurus dome?

    Ive almost never seen a pachy dome that has a fold/sharp edge along the top. I found a single picture that was still from the side, but really looked like it was an edged one. Ive asked for more pictures of other angles, but am still waiting to hear back/get any.
  20. Hello ! This is my first fossil, bought Sunday on an international exhibition (Ste Marie aux Mines) I have studied a lot of the old threads on the forum about Kechousaurus, I paid attention to the painting, the shape of the spine etc. The seller was very appreciated and we talked a lot, so I trust him. What do you think? Especially its preparation? He told me that he prepared the fossil with the sandblaster, no acid and no paint. Is this a nice and authentic piece?
  21. This “fossil” is already in my collection, but I just wanted to confirm that it was inauthentic.
  22. How could this possibly happen??? How would they eyes be so dark while the rest is barely visible? And not just that, how are the eyes just the silhouettes, and not solid? It's not like they were made of anything different, or different in any other way. They couldn't be have been fossilized in different ways. is this possibly genuine??? I totally trust this persons other stuff, this one just seems so impossible to me.
  23. Hello! I bought fossil Miocene cone from Poland. Could you tell me if it is real fossil or fake? Kind regards, Paweł
  24. I bought this keichosaur a few years ago. I have read many topics where these have been fabricated or painted. What are your opinions on this one? Is it authentic?
  25. Alrighty folks, I know the trilobite "fake versus real" is almost a cliché around here, but I thought I would ask any how. I bought this several years ago online...and it was advertised as a "phacops trilobite from Morocco". (Oh, I can hear the groans). LOL. So after the fact, I did some research: It has the detailed eyes and nose, it has the supposed common fracture through the "trilobite" and the matrix, and as far I can tell, I don't see any casting "bubbles". Sooooo, a probability of real, fake...or inconclusive? If it's real...cool, if fake...oh well I learned my lesson. Henry
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