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Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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Great post. My one concern is that they recommend dunking a potential fake fossil in acetone overnight to see if the paint dissolves away.This sounds great, but if the fossil turns out to be real and had some parts glued back together, they glue will likely fail in acetone.

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I regularly use a UV flashlight with short and long wavelength options to look for reconstructions. It usually does well to point out the unnatural bits.

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