2 May 2011
The best way to know if you are buying authentic fossils is:
1. Ask the seller relevant information regarding the fossil there selling.
2. Examine the fossil. Consider things such as the weight, smell and texture, these are great ways to determine whether the fossil is authentic. On some occasions you may be able to get a Certificate Of Authenticity from the seller.
3. Take the fossil to an expert such as a Paleontologist, they will know for sure if its the real deal.
4. Last of all use your common sense.
Put all these four suggestions into action and you should have a 100% hit rate.