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adorres

Hello,

my girlfriend bought 2 fish fossiles. I am not sure if they are fake or not. 

 

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Do those look genuine to you? To mee they look kinda painted. 

best regards

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  • Kane changed the title to Fish Fossils -- fake or real?

Welcome to the Forum.

 

As per Forum rules, we do not identify sellers here. Also, please post images directly here. The authenticity of a specimen is contingent upon the specimen itself, not who is selling it. ;) 

 

From this subforum's rules:

 

Please do not post links to websites, nor identify or incriminate a seller in any way- Do Not Copy or screenshot advertisement verbiage. 

For our educational purposes, the sellers' identity is immaterial; this is all about the specimens. 

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snolly50

Please post pictures when you get a chance. It would also be nice to know the location the seller claimed the fish were from.

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adorres

Hi, oh I really just found this site via google and did not read the rules, I am sorry. 

The seller claims that they are from the states. I will upload the pictures tomorrow, as I did not save the links to myself. ;)

They are similar to this one:

 

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minnbuckeye

Real, possibly painted for visual effects. Green river fish

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yes, real.  yes painted  to make them look better.  notice that there are very few actual bones in the fins.  

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Top Trilo

Agreed knightia from Wyoming

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adorres

oh, nice to hear. Thank you

Here our fossiles btw. 

 

20210304_115044.jpg  20210304_115033.jpg

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Fossildude19

Unfortunately, this Diplomystus dentatus and Knightia eocaena are painted as well.   :( 

On the Knightia, you can see where they missed the fins, and part of the body as well.

The Diplomystus had the bones painted in black and then the brown inked over the body. 

 

It is a shame, as they are good imprint fossils despite that they would not have shown up quite as well without the ink/paint.

 

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FossilDAWG

Has anyone had success with a solvent that might remove the paint?

 

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1 hour ago, FossilDAWG said:

Has anyone had success with a solvent that might remove the paint?

That’s a really interesting question.

 
I have this Mioplosus which I bought at the very beginning of my fossil collecting journey. Didn’t know what I was doing and bought it without realising it was heavily dyed. 

I don’t like it at all now, but if I could remove the dye, it might become more appealing ??

 


 

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20 minutes ago, Yoda said:

I have this Mioplosus which I bought at the very beginning of my fossil collecting journey. Didn’t know what I was doing and bought it without realising it was heavily dyed. 

I don’t like it at all now, but if I could remove the dye, it might become more appealing ??

 

I have a little Knightia that I did the same with. Impulse buy before I knew what I was doing. I have read that acetone will remove the paint, but I have yet to try.

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FranzBernhard

For comparison, here is an unpainted Knightia from the Green River Formation, Split Fish Layer.

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Franz Bernhard

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