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Real Cambropallas andalusiana?

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xDiamondX

Hi all

 

Wondering if this Cambropallas andalusiana is real, it looks good to me.

 

Description says:

 

Location: Sahara Desert, Morocco

 

Age: Cambrian 525 million years old

 

Specimen is 190x150mm. Trilobite is 98x80mm

"There is no visible restoration on the face of this specimen."

 

 

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Fossildude19

The picture isn't the greatest, but this looks pretty good, to me. 

 

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Seguidora-de-Isis

Unfortunately, that of all trilobite fossils, the trilobites Cambropallas andalusiana are one of the most Moroccans have specialized in forging or restoring.

 

It is a scientific fact that trilobites Andalusiana Cambropallas usually have a natural yellow oxide coating, so not always an abrupt change of color indicates falsification, but it is also known that Moroccans transform yellow oxide powder to paint and hide imperfections and in more severe cases, they can even use yellow oxide powder to falsify "complete" trilobites...

 

Hard to be sure of just one photo, but in the case of this specimen you showed us here, I believe part of it is real, but part of it was also painted with yellow oxide powder, so it might look like a more complete specimen:

 

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Something that bothers me a lot, and that makes me very suspicious, is when I can not see texture in a specimen or a good part of it.

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LordTrilobite

Need a better photo to judge properly imo.

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RJB

The rock looks like it was in two pieces?  Need to turn it over and take a look. 

 

RB

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Tidgy's Dad

Close ups would help if they're available, but it's probably mostly real with some 'improvements' added. 

They nearly always are. 

It's better to get one of this species with both positive and negative of the specimen which makes it easier to spot a fake. 

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