Trachyteuthis....the diff between natural @ painted fossils

Discussion in 'Cephalopod Fossils' started by michael schmidt, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. michael schmidt

    michael schmidt Blue Ring Registered

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    here is a great example of what unaltered, natural fossil material from Lebanon looks like....and what the pained stuff looks like by comparison
    can you spot the difference?
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks for all those enlightening pictures michael :)
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  3. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I think it just goes to show how easy it is to make a mistake buying fossils on the net. It's comparatively easy to tell a fake when one has the specimen in your hand, not so easy when all one has to on is a (slightly blurred) photo on the net.

    Beware Lebanon stuff, especially on e-bay.
     

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