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Found 108 results

  1. This “fossil” is already in my collection, but I just wanted to confirm that it was inauthentic.
  2. 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.
  3. Hello! I bought fossil Miocene cone from Poland. Could you tell me if it is real fossil or fake? Kind regards, Paweł
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. Hi guys, I found this egg and it looks good in my opinion. I know there isn't a lot of eggshell but the price is reasonable. There is one mayor red flag, it is from Malaysia. Probably smuggled from China Is it real? And how do you classify it, the seller states it is Therizinosaur. But as far I know, you don't classify eggs on specie level and there isn't found allot of material of the Therizinosaur aswel.
  7. Hey guys, got some specimens I need some help identifying. First two photos are of a shard that the seller claims to be a trex tooth shard. Is that what it looks like? And the third photo is of a bone found in Montana that the selller believes may be a Trex bone. Please advise.
  8. Does anyone actually believe this is real?
  9. Hi, I found this trilobites online and decided to attach a few photos here to show examples of trilobites anyone should avoid buying - unless priced really cheap, I wouldn't pay 10$ for any of these.. This is a mix of fakes and real trilobites - very quick prepared probably 20 years ago - quality to AVOID AT ALL COSTS to avoid buying fakes! Loss of some details in the process of preparation is understandable, but when prepared too quick like this it's just a rock and not worth 500$! If only people buying moroccan trilobites did some research (all it takes is to copy paste the name of the species into google and browse through some photos to see more detailed prepared examples)... Some of you bidding on this? Someone just won this 4.7" butchered Psychopyge for 518$ from a seller in Wisconsin in USA! So much for honest USA sellers.
  10. Our favorite auction sight has a Spinosaurus aegypticus skull listed from a seller in France. The seller lists it as being "real" and "70% complete." I was under the impression that there have been no complete spino skulls found? If you go onto the sellers regular website he also has a full spino skeleton that he says is the most complete specimen ever found.
  11. Fake or Fossil? Ichthyosaur to ‘iffyosaur’ Part #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okjpbpD_My0 Fake or Fossil? UV exposes plaster Part #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCss3BWohPI Dean R. Lomax - Life as a palaeontologis https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnuR8gNE-GXYyiA8eE-5p2w A published paper about composites is: Massare, J.A. and Lomax, D.R., 2016. Composite skeletons of Ichthyosaurus in historic collections. Paludicola, 10, pp. 207-250. PDF file at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303932537_Composite_skeletons_of_Ichthyosaurus_in_historic_collections https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Judy_Massare http://www.academia.edu/26087070/Composite_skeletons_of_Ichthyosaurus_in_historic_collections http://brockport.academia.edu/JudyMassare “…we describe nearly complete skeletons of the Lower Jurassic genus Ichthyosaurus that are probably composites or that, at least, require further examination to assess their authenticity.” Yours, Paul H.
  12. These are two composited Spinosaurus teeth I found at a convention. Feel Free to post what you found or have.
  13. I saw this at a Fossil convention in Vienna it was priced around 230 euros that's about 250$. Is it real?
  14. Hi all. I have here two keichousaurus specimens and I need some help determining which one is real, or if they're both real, or if they're all fake, etc. pics 1 & 2 are from the same specimen and pic 3 is the other one.
  15. So this jaw is being sold as a rare museum quality Hadrosaur jaw. As many of you probably already know, this is a typical fake Mosasaur jaw from Morocco. So it really has nothing to do with any Hadrosaurs. But I think it still deserves to be said that no one should buy these types of fakes jaws thinking they are real. Always be careful when buying any type of fossil, especially fossils from Morocco and China, as those are very often faked.
  16. Would like some input it looks good to me however don't feel I know enough about this type of fossil to be 100 percent confident it does have the calcium cracks, bones are not in a typical easy to fake position however there is always the chance of paint so I do appreciate the views of others that have seen with the naked eye and know what unwritten red flags to look for.
  17. Howdy. I was considering this fish, but I can't tell if it's "enhanced" or not. Also, since I'm new to collecting, how can you tell if there's paint present?
  18. Hello, Saw this posted the other day and its a bad fake, buyers beware.
  19. Are these guys real? Would be sweet if they were.
  20. So I was wondering if these are fake or real. Opinions from the experts? I am sure we have all seen these before on the auction site. Number one. Number two,
  21. I am definitely an amateur when it comes to collecting and need some advice: I recently purchased my first 'larger' Spinosaurus tooth from a small gem/fossil shop in Seattle. The owner told me that it had no repairs or restorations, and that it of course came from Morocco. I tested the tooth under a UV flashlight and there were no anomalies, but I just wanted some more experienced opinions. The enamel looks good- no apparent cracks or suspicious color variations, root still has some of the matrix on it, but the tip seems a little suspicious to me... maybe I'm just being paranoid, but I have read so much about fake fossils and just want to be sure! Let me know what you guys think- Thanks!
  22. I was considering getting this nice eurypterid fossil head. I know it's just the head, but the price is insanely low and I like the definition of the eyes. But for some reason the eyes feel a bit toooo perfect. The fossil is reportedly un-restored and is from Ukraine.
  23. I have the dream of one day getting a fossil keichousaurus. I've also heard that there's a ton of fakes out there. How can I be sure that I'm not spending $100 on a rock with paint?
  24. Just a quick note to be careful when buying Mosasaur skulls. I know that this particular specimen may look incredibly convincing, but read on. This is clearly one of the most impressive skulls ever to have come onto the market. Indeed, the seller believes it to be worth $6,500 and describes it as 'museum quality'. I immediately recognised that this must be a new species. A careful, scientific examination of the photographs revealed that this animal had incredibly wide eyes, and a bone structure entirely unknown to science. Obviously this is a very rare find, and I immediately took steps to remortgage my home to secure the purchase of this remarkable animal. However, I had gotten as far as drawing a life-restoration of this creature (below) to include with my scientific paper describing this new specimen, when I began to have my doubts. Artist's reconstruction Firstly, the fact that the skull was clearly cobbled together from lumps of modern bone, sand and glue began to ring alarm bells with me. I am very astute, and my trained senses told me that an animal would be unlikely to evolve in such a way. Secondly, the fact that the surfaces were all flat and appeared to be almost two-dimensional, and that the whole thing was clearly rubbish, clued me in that all was not as it seemed. I'm thankful that my superior fossil know-how prevented me from buying a dud. On the plus side, the verts look like they might be real marine reptile, as are the crowns of course, which makes the $200 starting bid a bit easier to swallow.
  25. Hello, New guy here, I was just curious what you guys thought about this claw fossil. Also, off topic, but what would be a good price for a spino claw fossil? Thanks in advance,
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