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Draconiusultamius

I've had some of these fossils for years now, but reading this thread made me doubt the authenticity of some of them.  The first is an unidentified fish fossil I purchaed from a small shop in drumheller claiming to sell fossils.  From what I remember, the woman selling the fossils was worried that I was going to break one of the fossils and kept staring at me like a hawk. The mosasaur and pavlovia fossils were from a shop in Banff, which is really popular for purchasing fossils and the papers are supposedly certificates of authenticity.  I trust the source, but I did read a thread about fake mosasaur teeth and the 'pavlovia fossil' (not sure if ID is correct or if that was for an entirely different fossil.  I don't keep my papers with my fossils because my fossil display is cluttered without them.  It's possible that this is the fossil I purchased from some metaphysical store in Toronto.) was inexpensive for such a fascinating specimen ($10-20 Canadian, if I remember correctly).  The trilobite was my first largish fossil and it was purchased from a store in Jasper.  The lady at the store was somewhat knowledgeable about the specimen, so I think it's probably authentic.

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Oh wait, I'm not supposed to identify the seller's name.

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Kane

Judging by your pictures, the top one may be Knightia eocaena.  Pics of the others individually would help.

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caldigger

All your fossils are genuine. No fakes here. These are fairly common items found at almost all fossil selling establishments.

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Draconiusultamius

Alright, thanks.  So should I beware only if I end up buying more valuable, rare fossils online?  I have seen a few fossils in the past which I would absolutely love to have (giant dragonfly wings, hallucigenia, and other invertebrates, especially insects, millipedes, and centipedes are my main weakness)

@Kane thanks for the ID, I will probably start new threads to ID the others (when I feel like it) as it's off topic here.

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LordTrilobite

Yes you should definitely be wary when buying valuable fossils online. Especially many fakes come from Morocco and China. If there's a fossil you're looking to buy but aren't sure if it's completely real, don't hesitate to post the photos on this forum and ask for a second opinion. We're always glad to help with ID.

 

But yeah, these fossils you showed here are real.

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Ludwigia

Yes, you did get your labels mixed up on that "Pavlovia". What you have there is a rather common oyster, possibly an Arctostrea.

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Pemphix

+1 for not fakes (judging by the photo added).

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Fossildude19

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Draconiusultamius

Thanks for the info guys!  It's very helpful!

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Tidgy's Dad

I really like the Asaphiscus trilobite! :)

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Bobby Rico

Nice little collection fossils there. I do like your oyster. :envy:

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FossilSniper
On 5/2/2018 at 2:07 PM, Tidgy's Dad said:

I really like the Asaphiscus trilobite! :)

Meeee toooo!  :blink:

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