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  1. when i clicked it with real jade there was a high pitched ringing sound i believe that is an indication of real jade
  2. Hello TFF, Former lurker here, now fresh newbie. I've stumbled across a Psittacosaurus skeleton that seems too good to be true and I'd like to ask for your opinion(s). It looks real to me. No clear origin, sold from Taiwan, length 1.2 meters, weight 3.5kg (mistake, red flag or nothing?). I've asked for additional details (that I will or won't get), but meanwhile I can't decide if it's real and I'm paranoid or ... not So, what do you make of this specimen? Anything suspicious or noteworthy about it? Any input would help, thank you!
  3. Hi there everyone! I’ve been wanting to expand my amber specimen collection for quite some time now and I recently came across a seller (which will remain unnamed per the forum rules) with some very interesting and unique listings posted on their page. I’ve included images of the specimens below; I was really hoping that y’all could give them a look and let me know what y’all think. The first specimen looks to have a lizard/snake skin inclusion. The second specimen contains small feather inclusions along with some even smaller organic matter. Both of these specimens are
  4. Hi, I found this fossil sold online, what are your opinions about it? In general, are auction sites good websites to buy fossils or have you a website to suggest where I can buy fossils original? Thank you for your help!!
  5. A friend of mine gave this to me recently and I was wondering if it was legitimate or not, because neither of us could easily tell.
  6. Just wondering if you see anything fishy about this small but pretty megalodon tooth. Thanks!
  7. I'm looking at purchasing this little fellow and I basically wanted some third party views on the legitimacy of the fossil. Here's my thoughts. The layout of the fossil looks different to fakes that I've seen as it is hunched over on itself in quite a natural death pose meaning the fossilised bone is stacked a little on parts. I believe this would be difficult to fake and also what's the point making your work harder when producing fakes. Also the small size and amount of detail included makes me think its real. The other detail that makes me belive it could be authentic is that the tiny tail
  8. This is a much more recent acquisition that I picked up at an estate auction of a fossil collector that was identified as a Stegosaurus back plate. My own research has led me to conclude by the shape that if it is a Stegosaurus plate, it is back tail plate that would have been near the spikes. I have no concerns that the other fossils I picked up at the auction are genuine and were correctly identified. However given just the rarity of stegosaurus fossils, I think it’s probably not one and it was wishful thinking on the original collectors part. What do you think? For all
  9. I brought this Keichosaur around 2006 at a fossil and mineral show. I also just found this website this week. I never had any reason to think it was fake but since I have found this website, thought I should get some opinions. It’s a small example at only 3 4/5” x 3 1/5”. Appreciate the help.
  10. This is listed on one of our favorite auction sites. I am no expert on these the seller lists it as a Nothosauria however they also list it as Jurassic and my understanding is this species would be Triassic. Additionally they list it as an amphibian but this would be a reptile so again a lot of red flags, No location is listed so I have inquired and am awaiting a response. What are y'all thoughts on this? Its actually listed as Sinohydrosaurus and was obtained from a local auction so no provenance.
  11. Hi there everyone! I came across a listing for a “dimetrodon claw” and would really appreciate it if y’all could give it a look and tell me what y’all think. The majority of my knowledge and collection mostly consists of specimens from the Hell Creek formation so I’m not too knowledgeable when it comes to permian age fossils, though I’d love to expand my horizons and learn about everything I can. The specimen is said to be a dimetrodon claw from the Ryan Formation, Waurika Oklahoma. I’ve gone ahead and contacted the seller for any more information about the specimen so
  12. Hello , any red flag on this megalodon tooth ? Info : from indonesia , seller claim to have only one repair in the right side of the root . ( highlighted in Red) Note : black mark to hide seller name Thanks in advance
  13. I am a total noob, this is my first fossil. Bought it just yesterday. I fell in love with Spinos long ago and when I realized I could actually purchase a tooth, I was on it. I got it at a pretty reputable store here in Tokyo that works adjecent to a science organization, so I felt quite confident buying it despite not knowing a single thing about what to look out for in terms of quality. The label says it's from Taouz, Morocco. It's 8.5cm / 3.3 inches long. I would love some feedback on whether this tooth looks restored or repaired in any way, or any overall comments on
  14. I recently bought this fossil.. What to think about my Hyphalosaurus lingyuanensis from the Yixian Formation of Liaoning province, China. Has some restoration including a the right side being secured back on not that it damaged. Hope for some I hope for honest answers and opinions. I can have some bad news if that is the case ;).
  15. Hello I saw this decent sized tooth and wanted to buy it, however I wanted to know if it’s real first and if there are any restorations, repairs, or if this tooth is a composition before I buy it. I don’t think it is fake, has restoration or is a composition. However I’m not sure if it has repairs. Thanks in advance.
  16. Is this spinosaurus tooth I bought real or casted? I feel like the root may be fake.
  17. Saw this for sale, not sure whether it’s real or what species of animal it came from, but looks like plesiosaur? It was “purchased at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show.“ it weighs 6.1 pound and the bottom jaw is about 9.5 inches long, the top is about 9 inches.
  18. A weekend trip lead to my wife asking me to pick out a trilobite fossil as a gift. I looked as close as I could in the somewhat dimly lit building and found one I liked and was fairly sure it was real at the time. Even the tag started it was authentic. While doing research about metacanthina issoumourensis I noticed online prices and the price she paid for it were vastly different. Red flags went off and I started looking the item over closely. I know in my heart of hearts it has to be a fake. However I'm still a novice at best and I could very well be wrong. I'm hoping I'm wrong.
  19. Hi everyone! I would like to know your opinions on the following Psittacosaurus mongoliensis specimen. Found in Liaoning, China. Size about 20cm long and ~1kg heavy. I see there's quite a lot of glue/consolidant here. I know some are carved and many are composites but I would like to know your opinions. Is this real or fake? Your input is highly appreciated. Cheers!
  20. I recently was given some fossils and just wanted to know their authenticity. I took two pictures of each fossil at different positions (not sure what the clam looking one could be). This is my first time on the forum, and I am looking forwards to also sharing some of my Midwestern and Lithuanian finds in the future.
  21. Hello! A local rock shop has a fossil hadrosaur egg for sale that I’m very interested in. I know eggs are some of the most faked fossils out there, so before I spend money [price redacted] I’d like to get some input from experienced collectors whether or not they believe it’s a fake or the real deal. Thank you to all who respond!
  22. Hey everyone! I know this is foolish but I was wondering what are the chances that this may be a real skull?
  23. Hi, I’m newer to collecting fossils and I was just wondering if these two brittlestar fossils are real or not. The information I have on them are as follows: Ophioderma elegans,from the Jurassic; Calovian of La haute vault, Ardeche, France.
  24. Hello! I bought this spinosaurus tooth with root recently. I know that there are much fake spinosaurus tooth on market. Is this real? Thanks for answer me!!
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