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  1. Hey, there, a while ago my dad bought a trilobite (flexicalymene?) from a trip, I recently found it in my pond and I washed away the algae and dirt and stuff, however the fossil (if real) seems really fragile, it broke into numerous pieces while cleaning. I noticed that there are two color layers in the cross section of the trilobite, and some of the pieces seem like they are just carved out of a rock, no bone structure or anything to separate itself from the rock. The only detail that is convincing me that this might be a real is that there are numerous little shell structures beneath the tri
  2. I have some white shark tooth for trade! These are all from South Korea, and obviously real. I want unprepared things like crab, trilobite or mammalian fossils. (And I live in South Korea, then we have to use international shipping.)
  3. Hi there! I was just wondering if anyone has experience buying and selling dinosaur tooth fossils. I was looking to purchase my first dinosaur tooth as a gift. Many prices on sites can be extremely pricey, I was taking a look on ebay and the prices are relatively cheap for what I'm looking for. I was wondering how to tell whether or not these are authentic tooth fossils. If someone could give me their opinion on purchasing a tooth I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!
  4. Hi all. On an auction site, I found these "crab fossils" for sale. Seller says they're from Guangdong. One person left a message saying the fossil was a fake, and that it was just a recently dead crab engaged in a mass of sand and resin. Not really sure on this one.
  5. I stopped at the first road cut east of Utopia, Texas off of Highway 1050 to kill some time before heading back to the ranch. While loitering fossil hunting, I found these three fossils. The formation is Kgr (Lower Cretaceous / Trinity Age / Glen Rose). Picture 1: Bivalve Picture 2: Gastropod. I've found hundreds of these, but this is the largest one to date. Picture 3: more Bivalves. Are these different species?
  6. Here's a fossilized "Octupus", or, ahem, a trilobite. Is it real? What species is it? And if it is real, is there any restoration? Here's the link: I can't upload the pictures, they're too big. EDIT: Tell me if I need to remove the link. Thanks.
  7. Hi, i have a question...This is a real trilobite or a fake one? Thanks very much!
  8. Ok before I get laughed off the forum, I have to state that I purchased this not knowing if it was real but loving it for the aesthetic factor. Been a long time beachcomber/shell collector and as a result have found some sea fossils over the years, like shark's teeth and fossil shells. I do not know anything about ammonites. I bought this at a store that specializes in home décor and often has a mish mash of imported items. I have seen real shells there as well as agate décor items. I basically love anything with a seashell or sea fossil on it, real or not! Began to look at rough fossil ammon
  9. Susan

    Is my Amber necklace real?

    Please help me to identify if my necklace is Amber . Thank you.
  10. Hello I just came to your fantastic community and i want your knowledge and experiences to answer my questions if you can. I used to collect ammonites and trilobites, but my love for dinos pushed me to search about them and i found some cheap spinosaurus teeth. I thought it was a good start so i purchased some in low price (I couldnt beleave that i could take a dinosaur part so cheap, but i saw the spino teeth are very common) They look real teeth to me and i dont care about any restoration or breakage because i just want a dinosaur tooth. The info from the dealer: DINOSAUR TEETH 55MM 40m
  11. Hello Everyone, I've decided to start this thread after originally creating this thread. The thread goes into discussion on the idea of a "fake" Mosasaur Jaw from Morocco. The discussion concluded that the Jaw itself is fake but the teeth are real. However, many people (including experts selling the fossil and previous buyers) didn't know that the vast majority of the fossils found like that Jaw were in fact mostly fake. They are often marked down as Composits which the sellers believing them to be made up from parts of a Mosasaur and the reset into a new matrix. This is wrong as the vast maj
  12. I got a Spinosaurus tooth recently and don't really know anything about dino fossils. I got it cause its good to show visitors who don't seem to find Cambrian stuff exciting. I'm assuming its real,(seller was recommended, and its even got that annoying red sandy Morocco matrix on it) but don't mind being proven wrong. Is that the root of the tooth at the bottom? Its 77mm. Any help would be much appreciated. If it is a fabrication I'd have no way of knowing, it being my first and only dino tooth.
  13. I received a huge Trilobite like this as a gift many years ago. I know the matrix looks fake on these but are the Trilobites normally real?
  14. This has been took to the university of hull and the professor of geology could not explain it. What are your thoughts and opinions? Does this look real or fake? One of the residents from my residential home bought it from a charity shop.
  15. Hello everyone! I purchased this trilobite but after reading tutorials on spotting fake trilobites. Im doubtful if this is a legit trilobite. Here are the images of my trilobite. I would apreciate a lot your help. Thank you, regards, Tina
  16. This mammoth molar was given to me a few years ago, and the owner could not tell me much about it. Based on the photos, can anyone tell me if it is real or a replica? I tried pushing a red hot pin into it to see if it was resin or not, and the pin did not go through. And based on the number of enamel ridges, does anyone know which species it might be? Thanks a lot.
  17. I am new to collecting fossils. Can someone tell me if this is genuine?
  18. Frty12345

    Real Or Fake Meg?

    So, I bought this tooth on Amazon and it finally came, it feels sorta smooth and plastic like on the blade. It's about two inches (haven't measured it yet). Can you guys tell if it's real?
  19. R.dewhurst

    Mosasaur Jaw Real Or Fake?

    Brought a mosasaur jaw for a decent amount of money, heard so much about composite jaws I would like to ask people's opinion on here? I've had a dig round the edges of the teeth since this photo to try and check if it's real, this hasn't helped me decide, wondering if it's restored or just fake, please help me decide?
  20. Hello I see a lot of this fossils on ebay and some with good prices , are they real or not ? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-BIG-Chinese-Best-Triassic-Keichousaurus-Real-Turtle-Fossil-FREE-SHIPPING-/321348971186?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ad1e42ab2 Thanks for your time.
  21. This is a very dubious trilobite I've purchased. There are lots of disagreements among other fossil collectors regarding it's authenticity. Here are some of their conclusions about it (1) A fake (2) Genuine, but bad preparation work (3) Restored on the missing parts, with galbella and axial rings are real. Do tell me what you think. Thank you.
  22. SDAmmoniteHunter

    Real Or Fake?

    I am hoping someone here can help me decide if this ammonite is real or fake. I don’t have a really reason that I believe it is fake other then it was bought and not found. I bought it from a gift shop 7-8 years ago. If I need to take better pictures please let me know, this was the best I could do with my phone. Thanks in advance for any help!
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