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DatFossilBoy

Hello,

I saw these 4 trilobites online.

I was wondering if they were fake because they look really good.

First pic: Cyphaspis boutscharafinense

Second: Cyphaspis Agayuara

Third: Leonaspis Williamsi

Fourth: Harpes Perradiatus

All the trilobites are from Morocco.What do you think?

I have more pictures if you need them. Thank you for all help.

Regards

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gigantoraptor

I think we need more pictures to be sure, but even if they are real, I would pass on them and take a better specimens. The Harpes for instance is full of 'hits'. The first one looks the nicest one.

 

 

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RJB

Certainly not the best prep jobs, but they all look real to me?

 

RB

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Fitch1979

Morphology of the trilobites and preparation style issues indicate 4 real specimens, though within a variation of bad prepping :)

 

The both Cyphaspis have a coating, the others not.

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DevonianDigger

They look like the typical Moroccan material available through dealers. Probably decent prices, but not so decent prep. I don't believe any of those species are particularly worth the effort to fake either. 

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Kane

They do appear authentic. Morphologically, they also correlate strongly to their place of origin as @piranha helpfully indicated. Do keep in mind that, as he said, the IDs require a reversal here.

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DatFossilBoy

Yes I will keep it in mind.

Obviously the seller does not know much.

I will take it’s real then. 

Thank you so much Piranha and all the others for the help.

See you soon!

 

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Seguidora-de-Isis

I also saw these trilobites to sell. In my opinion, as there is not a great job of preparation, the prices are fair, besides this they seem to be very real. I do not believe in forgery here.

 

For comparison, you can see here some examples when they are very well prepared:

 

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Kettneraspis sp.

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Helioharpes perradiatus

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Cyphaspis agayuara

 

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Cyphaspis boutscharafinense

 

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Note: You may notice that as said our friend piranha, Cyphaspis agayuara has a long axial spine and Cyphaspis boutscharafinense does not.

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ynot
6 minutes ago, Seguidora-de-Isis said:

see here some examples when they are very well prepared:

 

Are these from Your collection?

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Seguidora-de-Isis
8 minutes ago, ynot said:

Are these from Your collection?

 

It would really be too good if they really came from my collection! But unfortunately they are not. Just dreams! :wub:

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ynot
1 minute ago, Seguidora-de-Isis said:

 

It would really be too good if they really came from my collection! But unfortunately they are not. Just dreams! :wub:

:( To bad, they are some excellent pieces. The details are absolutely stunning!

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Seguidora-de-Isis
2 minutes ago, ynot said:

:( To bad, they are some excellent pieces. The details are absolutely stunning!

 

It's true ... The details are so clear that some of them do not even look like they're fossilized ... It looks like it's still alive!

 

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Tidgy's Dad
On 3/14/2018 at 7:53 PM, Seguidora-de-Isis said:

 

It's true ... The details are so clear that some of them do not even look like they're fossilized ... It looks like it's still alive!

 

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We share the same dreams! 

I live in Morocco (as you know) and these make me drool! :drool:

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