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Hello, I was scrolling throug some already sold pieces on our favourite online auction site and came across this monster of a Rex tooth. Now I wonder, why in the world does it look so weird ? Description said, that there were some restorations done on the tip and enamel,  but it looks nearly completly fake to my eyes....

Sice : 3 inch

Age : 70 mio. years

Formation : Lance Creek formation, Weston County, Wyoming, USA

 

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Real fossil, heavily repaired, and repaired badly in my eyes.  First, the color is wrong and looks to have been painted.  Painting would be done to hide the reconstruction putty, which it looks like there is a lot of.  Thats why it looks "off" in your eyes, you can see the texture and lines arent correct.  

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I feel sorry for whoever parted with their money for it.  :( 

Really bad looking.

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Additional note: There is no Lance Creek formation.

*Frank*

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17 minutes ago, FB003 said:

Additional note: There is no Lance Creek formation.

I  saw this term often get used by sellers online. Maybe they mix up the names of the Hell Creek and the Lance formation, but dont these words describe the same formation, just in different US states ? That might explain, why the names get mixed up so often. Same formation, different names, new term, Lance Creek  to describe both?

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2 hours ago, Brevicollis said:

I  saw this term often get used by sellers online. Maybe they mix up the names of the Hell Creek and the Lance formation, but dont these words describe the same formation, just in different US states ? That might explain, why the names get mixed up so often. Same formation, different names, new term, Lance Creek  to describe both?

No idea it was just an fYI.

 

Same fauna yes.

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5 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

I feel sorry for whoever parted with their money for it.  :( 

Really bad looking.

It was said in the description that this tooth is due to its restorations much cheaper and for the collectors who want to say that they own a big rex...

It was still absolutely expensive, but much more cheaper than good teeth in this sice...

I think that for what it was sold, it was absolutely not an appropiate price. For the price it was sold, you could buy an smaller, but perfect rex tooth in great condition.

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I think its a complete fabrication, there is not even a real piece of teeth on that. No serrations or anythng. Horriible paint job. Place this garbage in acetone and you will end up with some mess of debree and stone. 
 

to bad someone actually paid for this. 

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Wondering what it would look like after a 12 hour aceton bath

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8 hours ago, JorisVV said:

Wondering what it would look like after a 12 hour aceton bath

Probably like wet cement. Grey, some small rocks, in a sticky grey mess of putty or something like that. Could be probably re-used on a construction site :heartylaugh: 

Still sad, that someone actually paid for this.

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