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operatorexe

Hey everyone, I'm new to the site so hopefully I read all the posting rules correctly. Having said that, I was given this meg tooth as a gift.

 

I am unsure however if it is real as it's missing the serrated edges and has a remarkable polish that gives it a glassy texture. I am not aware of any restoration methods or what not when it comes to selling to the general public so I can only go off my own knowledge of meg teeth. It's also heavier than my phone. Is there anyone who could maybe point out some red flags (or green ones!) to let me know if she was sold a replica?

 

I can also add more images if need be.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1bcvrtv7m6d7q13/AAD-RcmDpOCMgeJ6aJ_Xh40Pa?dl=0

 

Please click that link to view all 6 images. (For some reason I can't upload them here)

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Huntonia

The forum has a file size limit, it takes a while to get used to and sometimes it glitches. The tooth looks real to me but it also looks a little strange, wait for more opinions.  Here's my breakdown, the serrations are worn off, the shiny black section is where it likely was already damaged and to make it more 'aesthetically pleasing' the surface was grinded away and polished. It's a common practice though it makes the fossil less authentic feeling to me but that's just a matter of preference.

 

Oh and btw a warm welcome to the forum! It's an amazing community of fellow fossil lovers.

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caldigger

Yep Huntonia hit it right.

The tip looks like it was broken or had severe enamel peel and is now a victim of over polishing to cover up that blemish.

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JohnJ

Welcome to The Forum. 

 

Please remember, no identifying the seller or discussion of price.  Thanks.  ;)

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Huntonia

Hooray! Last time I took a crack at this I was dead wrong.

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Fossildude19

Posting photos here, for posterity, as links to 3rd party hosting sites usually disappear. 

 

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Huntonia

Oddly it looks like the bourlette also looks like it was polished. This section circled in red is the only part of the bourlette that's maintained it's texture. My best guess is that the bourlette may have been damaged or worn off by running water and they decided to polish the missing sections to make them shine? @caldigger what do you think Doren?

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