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  1. 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.
  2. 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!!
  3. Hi, I spotted this and wondered, is it actually of a fish, the info the seller gave is that it would found on a beach near buckie, morayshire. They seem convinced its a fossil fish but I have significant doubts as it seems like a pseudofossil to me .
  4. Hello, I'm looking at this ~5cm Ohio Silica Shale Paraspirifer bownockeri. I was wondering if such bright gold coloration indicates "enhancement" of the pyrite by harsh prep, acid treatment or brass wire brush? Or is this just the natural color of some specimens? Many pyritized Paraspirifers I see are more grey or silvery (though I have indeed seen such gold ones). Other pyritized fossils as well seem to typically be more the silver/grey color, and as far as I can tell Pyrite itself is generally paler than a vibrant gold. Thanks.
  5. I am very interested in purchasing this brittle star from Dorset, UK. It is not cheap. so just want to ask your opinion ☺️ do you think it is 100% natural and real? Thanks!
  6. Hello all, Thank you always for your help. This time I'm asking about a Bundenbach crinoid I came across. The seller says it's a Thallocrinus sp. but an unusual one and that "Bundenbach crinoid experts" are divided on further identification. More importantly, I have very little experience looking at these sort of crinoids and honestly this almost looks spray-painted gold to me (even though I know these are pyritized) so I wanted to consult TFF experts on it regarding its authenticity. The first 2 photos taken under flash photography, the rest in natural sunlight:
  7. Fancy

    Second Skull ID Please

    This is the second of the two skull I cant ID. I am leaning toward canine of some sort. maybe? I assume this one is also from China considering the matrix still attached looks the same as the larger skull in my other topic. Any help is appreciated.
  8. Hello, How does this 34nm Kolihapeltis chlupaci hollardi trilobite from morocco look? Real, reconstructed? Bad prep or good prep? I see some orange spots, can't tell if reconstruction or something like iron oxide. Thanks.
  9. Hello, I'm thinking of adding some Dominican amber and Mexican Chiapas amber to my collection, but as always authenticity is a concern especially when buying online so I wanted to get some feedback as best as I could. Here's what I'm looking at: 1. Mexican Chiapas Amber with leaf. Seller has provided image under UV/black light so likely real? Also shipping directly from Mexico and the seller has a bunch of other authentic-looking ones. 2. Dominican amber with Ponerine winged ant and flies, 1.4 cm wide. I
  10. Hi there! I was browsing through my favorite sellers' stores earlier today and I came across this very peculiar fossil. The fossil is said to be of an Ordovician age jellyfish (Eldonia Berbera) from Mecissi, Morocco. I'm still fairly new to collecting fossils, thoroughly researching them, and learning about paleontology more in depth, so the thought of a jellyfish fossilizing never really crossed my mind. I'm not entirely interested in purchasing this fossil; rather, I'm posting this more out of pure curiosity. I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone could share their insight about thi
  11. Hi everyone! Recently I have purchased this item. But when I received I saw that the two leg laying in upper layer of the matrix. (Picture below) So is this original fossil or this is fake one? Thank you!
  12. This is described as a female Keichousaurus carrying an embryo in her womb. Apart from other possible issues with the specimen as such, is this conceivably possible? Were Keichos viviparous? And would the embryo's soft tissue be preserved?
  13. Hello, Are these two teeth real? And what can you say about the amount of repairs? What would be the best option if you have to choose? I like the enamel on the slimmer one (the last 4 pictures), but the color on the root looks a bit weird. The fat one looks a bit more rough to me and doesn't have the nice enamel 'lines' (the first 4 pictures).
  14. Hi, I picked up this fossil for a reasonable price and I'm wondering what you guys think of it? Not the nicest, but everything is correct (I think). I know there are a lot of fakes, so im wondering what you guys think. Thanks!!!!
  15. I am considering buying this fossil is it real & what is it? the seller said it was Balteurypterus tetragonopthalmus but i cant find anything called that. any ideas of what it actually is?
  16. Hi there everyone! I've recently been acquiring different fossils to add to my collection and I came across a listing for a carcharodontosaurus tooth that really interested me. Below are a few photos of the listing advertising the carcharodontasaurus tooth. The sellers themselves are very reputable and I am in no way questioning their validity as I'm sure the tooth is a real fossil. Instead, I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me positively identify the fossil as a carcharodontosaurus tooth as I know many different teeth and fossils come from the Kem Kem Beds in Morocco. The tooth
  17. Bought a "partial Stegodon tooth" a while back. Originally from Indonesia. Does it look legitimate, and does it look like Stegodon at all?
  18. Sorry for a lot of posts recently Cleaning house and have found some in storage Here are all the ones that were found. Any that can be identified + age, and are any fakes? I'm suspicious of the black trilobite I can retake photos if needed, any information would help
  19. I found this old tooth in a box in my house, the tip had snapped off. It said it was 'spinosaur tooth' Is it real, why does it have a strange pattern and if it is real, is it from some kind of spinosaur?
  20. Sorry for another post, hopefully last authenticity check Got some sort of leaf fossil and an ammonite of some kind Are they real, and could I have an ID and age if they are
  21. Trilobite, is it real and an ID I can't see much eye detail but I do not see any air bubbles or anything It's small about 0.75 inches
  22. I know mosasaur jaws are faked but what about the teeth. This one from Morocco have distinctive edges that are causing a red flag in my head
  23. I inherited a fossil and rock collection…. Not labeled or anything! Totally stressful. I have two trilobite fossils. How do I know if it’s real or fake?
  24. I was looking to buy this Keichousaurus fossil,but would like to hear some opinions on if it’s real or fake. Please help.
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