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Welcome to the Forum. :)

 

Your trilobite is supposed to be a Cambropallas  sp from Morocco.

These are quite often reconstructed,  with bits of real trilobite being the starting point. More often than not, they are outright carved.

 

Your trilobite looks (at the least), like the cephalon is most, if not all  reconstructed, along with the left side of the thorax.

 

Great care and prior research are required when you plan to buy fossils. 

There are many posts on this forum that explain what to look for.

Basic rules are - Stay away from Moroccan Trilobites (although many are real., lots are faked) and Chinese Vertebrates. 

 

Regards,

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Thank you for the reply, I had my doubts but for $60 didn't expect much. Hopefully this adds to the catalog of fakes out there. They had a positive and negative there as well but it looked similar in construction. I have a few more fossils I picked up, hopefully they fare better to scrutiny. I've found Stones and Bones seems to have great quality items for future purchases. I've seen a few posts on recommended dealers.

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Better yet, go find your own! :)

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Haha well in Ontario Canada I think I am pretty limited for fossil hunting. I have found  a few small fossils in shale but that is it.

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Nonsense! 

Some of our most prolific hunters are from Ontario! 

You need to join a club to get out there for all the fossil opportunities.

Regards,

 

EDIT: Here is a good website for starting your research! 

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