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Jurassicz

I'm going to a fossil expo in Sweden. I will buy mainly stuff from morocco, Lebanon, Madagascar and so on. But how do i notice and avoid fakes, Restorations and repair? Im fine with a fossil being repaired as many of the fossils from Morocco are repaired. I will mostly buy from a dealer that i have bought from many times, And hes a well known dealer. I have no worries from him as all i have bought has no fakes or restorations. But there will be other dealers that have fossils im looking for that the dealer i usually buy from does not have. And how do i know if a dealer is overpricing me also? 

 

Thanks for the tips in advance 

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Troodon

Unfortunately experience is best for spotting problems and pricing.  Look for disturbed matrix or changes in color around the specimen.  My best advice is bring a UV light (395 nm) and use it on everything.  Just because you've purchased from a dealer before does not mean its okay. Lots of dealers dont take the time to examine what they have, even well known ones.  

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On 7/27/2021 at 6:04 PM, Troodon said:

Unfortunately experience is best for spotting problems and pricing.  Look for disturbed matrix or changes in color around the specimen.  My best advice is bring a UV light (395 nm) and use it on everything.  Just because you've purchased from a dealer before does not mean its okay. Lots of dealers dont take the time to examine what they have, even well known ones.  

Alright thanks for the answer!

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