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Real or Fake Trilobite (Pos & Neg Trilobite)

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anhlatuan

Hello friends, nice to meet you.

I am from Vietnam, my friends here dont know much about fossil. So can you help me?

Can you tell me this is real or fake?

It smells very pungent, i dont know why?
I see some air balloon...
Thank you

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LordTrilobite

I think the grayish parts are real while the brownish red parts are sculptures.

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Randyw

I’m not sure... I think it’s all fake. The air bubbles trapped it it for one thing. I also saw one exactly like it at a rock show over this last weekend that I got to handle that was 100% fake. It was so close they could be twins. Crack for crack.

but I could always be wrong....

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FranzBernhard

Welcome to TFF from Austria!

And thanks for providing really good pics, they help a lot!

 

You are right, the air bubbles are a dead giveaway that at least something was added.

Here is my uneducated opinion:

- As there is a positive and a negative, one is the mold of the original specimen (negative) and one is the cast of this mold (positive). 

- At least one part of the Trilo appears sculpted (lower right of first pic), but this sculpturing was possibly already done on the original specimen.

- A little bit intriguing is the partial flaky appearance of the Trilo, "suggesting" some original shell material. But they may have intentionally put something between the original and the mold and than again between the mold and the cast, to achieve exactly this "shell" effect (the color patterns between positive and negative don´t match up, at least for me :D).

Hope, you didn´t pay too much...

Franz Bernhard

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Bobby Rico

It is amazing how much work goes into making them . Are you going to repaint it or are going highlight  the reconstruction. I think it can still make cool display piece.  

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Johannes
39 minutes ago, anhlatuan said:

Hi friends,
I've found the answer: 70% fake, 30% real
(...)
I use acetone and brush
I hope you can learn something

 

@anhlatuan I really like your way of pointing things out. :default_clap2:

 

Thank you very much for the instructive pictures!

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Randyw

Nice collection you have there!

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Bobby Rico
2 hours ago, anhlatuan said:

think it is still nice :))))

Yes definitely you have a nice collection and well displayed

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