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Hey all,

I came across this thing and wanted Your opinions on whether it is a fake or real fossil.

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Please let Me know what You think.

 

Thanks,

Ynot

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It seems to be a cast/copy of this one which is supposed to be in a museum in Brussels (third photo down). Unless it's a different photo of the same thing - matrix doesn't look the same though...

 

http://wildaboututah.org/dragonflies/

 

 

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22 minutes ago, TqB said:

It seems to be a cast/copy of this one which is supposed to be in a museum in Brussels (third photo down). Unless it's a different photo of the same thing - matrix doesn't look the same though...

 

http://wildaboututah.org/dragonflies/

 

 

How can an insect not have a thorax?

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FossilDudeCO

man, that is a KILLER cast!

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Comparison:

 

 

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The second one looks fishy to me. However, I can see from a Google Search of fossil Dragonfly images, that the thorax isn't always easy to make out. 

I would say that it is a modified cast, to give the impression of there being a head there. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Guys!

Any other opinions out there?

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Ok I figured it out, look at the two pictures above. The piece your are trying to buy is an exact negative of the original. 

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Hi,

 

12 hours ago, kolleamm said:

Ok I figured it out, look at the two pictures above. The piece your are trying to buy is an exact negative of the original. 

 

I agree ! Exactly the same !

 

Coco

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13 hours ago, kolleamm said:

Ok I figured it out, look at the two pictures above. The piece your are trying to buy is an exact negative of the original. 

 

It does look like that - in which case, one of the photos must be reversed. But it could also be a figure/ground effect, with the light coming from the bottom in the first photo. I can force my brain to see it that way with a bit of effort. :blink:

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