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RJB

Thanks.

 

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Troodon

Good reminder and info for those that have not seen all the other egg warnings.  Collectors be especially cautious of those being sold those from Asia.  

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bcfossilcollector

@-Andy- much thanks for the very informative and important information you provide regarding fossil eggs!

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SULLY

I don’t understand how they are still shipping eggs out of China. Unless maybe Law Enforcement doesn’t care because most of them are fake 

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Crazyhen

Hi, could you give me some advice as to the authenticity of the two dinosaur eggs below?  I don't see clearly the shell structure or is it because it is covered by a calcite layer?

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Crazyhen

Another one, bigger in size than the first one.

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Malone

Way to go! A real service to prospective buyers! People selling fake stuff are real xxxxheads!

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-Andy-
3 hours ago, Crazyhen said:

Hi, could you give me some advice as to the authenticity of the two dinosaur eggs below?  I don't see clearly the shell structure or is it because it is covered by a calcite layer?

 

 

The egg in your first picture looks real. The thing in picture 2 is too wet for me to make a call. Do you know the locality?

 

More pictures would be helpful for both eggs.

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Crazyhen
40 minutes ago, -Andy- said:

 

The egg in your first picture looks real. The thing in picture 2 is too wet for me to make a call. Do you know the locality?

 

More pictures would be helpful for both eggs.

Thanks, Andy.  The eggs are from Ganzhou of Jiangxi Province in which large number of dinosaur eggs are found.  I wonder about the authenticity because I can't see the shell structure clearly.  It is possible that the eggs are either peeled off during the rough extraction or covered by a calcite layer if the eggs are genuine.  Advice would be much appreciated.  The underside photo of the first egg is attached.

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Crazyhen

Another picture of the second larger egg.  The one on the right.

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Troodon

They may be real eggs but unless you can prep them properly to determine if shell material is present why take the risk.   The shell structure is the only reason to collect them and without it all you have is a mold of an egg which in my opinion is almost worthless.  

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-Andy-

Not all eggs are preserved similarly. These ones remind me of this type (likely Spheroolithus sp.) which is sometimes sold as Segnosaur or Therizinosaurus eggs (they aren't these 2 species, but that's beside the point). These eggs do have eggshell. They usually measure around 3.5" in diameter.

 

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The egg you show here looks like it has some eggshell at the bottom left.

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-Andy-

Another fake hadrosaur egg just came up.

 

I've seen these kind more times than I care for. Please do not be enticed by the low price.

 

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Troodon
3 minutes ago, -Andy- said:

Not all eggs are preserved similarly. These ones remind me of this type (likely Spheroolithus sp.) which is sometimes sold as Segnosaur or Therizinosaurus eggs (they aren't these 2 species, but that's beside the point). These eggs do have eggshell. They usually measure around 3.5" in diameter.

 

The egg you show here looks like it has some eggshell at the bottom left.

 

 

I agree if eggshell is visible.  But Crazyhen said he did not see any that where it becomes very problematic 

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Crazyhen
4 hours ago, Troodon said:

I agree if eggshell is visible.  But Crazyhen said he did not see any that where it becomes very problematic 

I am not very sure about the presence of shell, it seems like it’s peeled off but I also understand that eggs may be covered by a calcite layer.  For oviraptor eggs, the presence or absence of shell is more obvious than hadrosaur or Spheroolithus.  For example, I can more easily tell about the presence of shell and the authenticity of the eggs below.

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Seguidora-de-Isis
2 hours ago, Crazyhen said:

I am not very sure about the presence of shell, it seems like it’s peeled off but I also understand that eggs may be covered by a calcite layer.  For oviraptor eggs, the presence or absence of shell is more obvious than hadrosaur or Spheroolithus.  For example, I can more easily tell about the presence of shell and the authenticity of the eggs below. 

 

Very covered with calcite, it is difficult to detect the eggshell in a "Segnosaur" egg, especially due to the fact that it is such a small egg.... But if it is a true egg, after preparing it, it looks beautiful and does not owe anything to beauty for an egg of "Hadrosaur".

 

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