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Is this a fake trilobite ?

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miguels97

Hello

My father brought this trilobite to me from marocco but i think he bought a fake one.

Can someone help me ?

Thanks !

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Raggedy Man

For me, it's quite hard to see any clear details on the eyes. I do not see any pitting(air bubbles), nor do I see the typical Crack through the specimen one sees from real trilobites(cracking the rock in half exposes the trilobite, it's glued back together during the prep).

I'd suggest taking a few more pictures with better detail and posting them. Did the piece come with a location found and genus/species name?

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Malcolmt

I suspect it is real just very roughly prepped

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prem

I can see the matrix crack coming across and penetrating through its right eye and looping through the body. The rough body prep kinda hides it, but it's more obvious in the cephalon.

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JohnBrewer

These trilobites are really common from Morocco especially roughly prepared ones. It would be more agro than it's worth to fake.

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