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  1. Hi, Another trilobite question. Bought this recently and although every sign I've read about these creatures points out it is genuine I just thought to check it with you experts as well.
  2. Hi everyone, I'm relatively new to collecting and have gotten most of my fossils so far from one website that I think is reputable. I am trying out a website that I have purchased one fossil from already because I am interested in getting a dinosaur egg. It is a little pricey, so I just wanted to get some reassurance that it's the real deal before I pay for it. It says in the description that the original owner bought it 30 years ago and that its location of origin is unknown, which made me a little suspicious. I would greatly appreciate if I could get a little direction on this one before making a commitment.
  3. So I recently purchased a moroccan drotops trilobite, mostly because of its size. It is 5 1/2 inches. It was a impulse purchase and I was not concidering if it might be fake. The reason I think it might not be genuine is the random scratches all around the trilobite on the matrix. I remembered reading that scratches like that are sometimes added to hide signs of it being faked. My original thought when I bought it, was that the scratches could be there from it being quickly prepped. Let me know what you all think! I've attached pictures of it from all angles. Thank you!
  4. Hello friends, nice to meet you. I am from Vietnam, my friends here dont know much about fossil. So can you help me? Can you tell me this is real or fake? It smells very pungent, i dont know why? I see some air balloon... Thank you
  5. Hello forum I recently bought this 9cm big Keichousaurus and would like to get some opinions, if there are any painted parts on it? thanks marco
  6. Hello is this psittacosaurus skull is real and any restoration and repair done to it ?
  7. Hello everyone! So this fossil is being sold in the U.S. as part of an estate. It is labeled as compsognathus, but I am certain that it is not. It looks to me like some sort of marine reptile out of China. So I am wondering what it is, and if it is genuine. Thank you!
  8. Hey guys! Bought a Meg tooth from a trusted seller for my soon, but for some reason I want to confirm it is real. Here are a couple images. It is about 5.6inch in length and weights 1lb 8oz or 0.6kg. Looks great when I hold it but as you know they make great fakes... so if anyone can spot something please let me know. Thanks!
  9. Hello everyone, First of all I must say that I’m new to buying fossils and that I know nothing about Ammonites. Recently I saw this Ammonite laying around in a small home decor shop. I immediately loved it, so I decided to purchase it. However, I’ve got a suspicion that this one is fake (or at least heavily sculpted), for the following reasons: 1. It was quite cheap. The certified ones I’ve seen on the internet (same size, same price) are much less detailed than this one. 2. It has ‘flaking’ layers and some cracks (see close up pictures) 3. It just looks a little bit too perfect compared with the ones I’ve seen on the internet. I wouldn’t really mind if it were fake, because it just looks really cool. But I’m really curious what you people think. Is this real, fake or sculpted? Thank you!
  10. There are lots off fossil eggs popping up on the market. Would be nice to get some opinions on the following one: middle one
  11. Hello again everyone! i received the egg I purchased. I took pics outside in sunlight so hopefully some of the can “shed light” on whether this is real or faked. Again, I greatly appreciate everyone’s input. Thanks! Aaron
  12. Hello everyone! I’m Aaron and I’m new here. I just purchased an egg online. I then started reading about how many fakes there are and now I’m very worried. Can anyone give me the skinny on whether it’s real or not? It’s coming from Malaysia and claims to have been part of a private Japanese collection prior to the 80s. I appreciate all your input, thanks!
  13. Hi everybody, I have been looking everywhere for a decent keichousaurus fossil for the past few months, but everything on that popular bidding site seems low quality. I came across this one and was wondering if it is legit. Thank you in advance!
  14. Hi everyone. This recently came in the mail. I’m almost positive that it’s real as I bought it from a reputable dealer, but just wanted to make sure. What does everyone think?
  15. Can someone tell me if this fossil is real or not, thank you.
  16. Hi there! I would like to know if this megalodon tooth is real or fake. My son says it's real due to all the damage on it, but I'm not so sure. The Seller says it's 5 and a half inches long and say the bought it at an estate sale in Texas. Thanks!
  17. Hello can anyone help does this tooth look like its had any kind of restoration or polishing or does it look fake? im not a expert but as it will cost me a good chunk i just want some help as i know alot of you know alot more then me any help is much appreciated the tooth is 4"1/2 .
  18. Hello can anyone help is this a good meg tooth to buy is this poor quality? its nearly 6" in size can anyone give me details of things that are wrong with it im not a expert but i want to buy a high quality meg tooth thats over 5" for my collection ive searched some the websites suggested on here but all the meg teeth seems to have alot of chips ect other then this one please help and thankyou very much
  19. Hello im new here im looking at buying this megalodon tooth its nearly 5 1/2" in size to me its looks like a near perfect tooth but im not a proffesional is there anyone that can help me with this has it had any restoration? or faked? or been polished? would you consider it a good quality tooth or are their problems im not seeing thankyou for your help
  20. hi ive always wanted a megalodon tooth i just bought this one...does this tooth look in anyway restored or faked? please let me know thank you.
  21. Hi there everyone. I have some pyritized ammonites I believed to be real, but now I'm having second thoughts... The ammonoids from the picture below are both supposed to be pyrite, but why is one so much "golder" than the other? I know it is a natural process, so not every piece will be exactly like the other, but my ammonites are all like the first one, bright gold, and they are all from the same seller. I just wanted to know if they are real. I mean, if that's their real color or if they are treated somehow or painted, etc... Thanks in advance!
  22. Dear Forum I`m thinking about buying a red Meg from the St.Mary river. Found the following one and would like to get some opinions concerning restoration and repairs. Well there should`t be any.
  23. Hello clever people, Got these from online. Let me know what you think of them, are they fake? Especially the Spino... Thanks! JP
  24. Dinosaur tooth

    Hi I have built a case on all the Rocks I have shown and tried to send to you.and I get shut down at every corner.I am looking for the open-minded out-of-the-box thinker these are real fossils I have found and truly believe they are. This is all connected to the stone flaky all the lines run into the hard part of the gray area lines to all different sides of this decaying Rock like tooth
  25. Hi! I recently purchased the following Keichousaurus Hui. Although I have a modest fossil collection primarily consisting of Trilobites, this is my first Keichousaurus fossil. I had a chance to inspect the fossil first hand in the store before purchasing and while it looks quite nice to me, I would appreciate feedback from this group. IMHO, the piece is very attractive and presentable as a display piece (and it carried a correspondingly 'display piece' price!). I don't have any major concerns other than maybe the piece is too nice as it is nearly symmetrical, the detail is very fine, etc. Here is what I have observed: 1) The fossil is extremely 3D with well defined relief. Bones are thick, heavy, dark and well articulated. The fingers and toes in particular are very well defined. 2) The neck loop is very unique and the 'physical loop looks right' in that the bones go under and around each other in a believable way. 3) I did a very light acetone test on most bones, including the fingers and there was a bit of soil that came up. I did not see evidence of ink, nor did any of the bone detail wipe off. 4) The head is very detailed with needle like bones that might be teeth? 5) The matrix is soft and from the side is clearly layered. The back side of the matrix is flaking off and has a section that appears a little glossy... perhaps epoxy of some kind was used to shore up a weak back side? 6) There are thin cracks/striations that cross the specimen. These line up with the natural lines of the animal, so it does not appear that it is a composite. 7) There are no bubbles that I can see. 8) There appear to be a jumbled lump of bones in the gut... maybe the little guy's last meal? I have a ten day purchase guarantee from the seller and would love to keep this piece for display. Would appreciate the experts in this forum to help give me some confidence as to the quality of this piece, thank you! Jason
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