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Fakes, Frauds and Marketing Ploys

Tips for staying safe online and off 
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Fake silver crystals Morocco Attachments

by Christophe Gobin
17 02/04/2016 07:25PM
Last Post by Matt King

3D Printed "minerals". Fakes and frauds of the future.

by Jenna Mast
10 02/04/2016 02:20PM
Last Post by Owen Melfyn Lewis

New Gimmicks @ Tucson?

by Paul Stephen Cyr
3 02/02/2016 05:54PM
Last Post by Bob Harman

diagonal striation on green quartz Attachments

by Daniel Bennett
11 01/29/2016 11:05PM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

New Fake? "Qigong Quartz"

by Gabriella Ferrera
8 01/20/2016 01:28AM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

Fake gem rough Attachments   (Pages: 1 2)

by Duncan Miller
32 01/17/2016 02:07PM
Last Post by cascaillou

NATURAL skeletal Elestial Green QUARTZ specimen

by Daniel Bennett
8 01/09/2016 09:23PM
Last Post by Ed Clopton

Aquamarine specimens from Ebay- Nagar   (Pages: 1 2)

by Ari Muskat
25 12/24/2015 05:53PM
Last Post by Scott Rider

List of synthetic and artificial compounds   (Pages: 1 2)

by cascaillou
38 12/21/2015 01:58PM
Last Post by Jamison K. Brizendine
This topic has been moved.

Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY

by cascaillou
  This topic has been moved.

Fabricated provenance   (Pages: 1 2)

by Dave Owen
33 12/20/2015 02:09PM
Last Post by Larry Maltby

Sicilian sulfur specimens

by Bob Harman
19 12/01/2015 06:47PM
Last Post by Rob Woodside

Zoisite fake maybe? Attachments

by Daniel Gally
13 11/28/2015 09:05PM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

Re: misinformation on Kambaba Jasper and Nebula Stone(TM)   (Pages: 1 2)

by Ron Nurnberg
25 11/26/2015 07:35PM
Last Post by Owen Melfyn Lewis

>1kilogram black tourmaline crumbles with bare fingers Attachments   (Pages: 1 2)

by margo
35 11/13/2015 01:02PM
Last Post by John Michael Franceschi

Minerals dealers ads on mindat

by Colonel k k raju
5 11/10/2015 01:10PM
Last Post by Antonio Nazario

amethyst/ametrine clusters from china - fake? Attachments

by ruth banning
6 10/26/2015 07:25PM
Last Post by Mel

T-Shirt subscription service!

by Mike Royal
16 10/20/2015 09:52AM
Last Post by Jolyon & Katya Ralph

"Doorway" Quartz - real? Attachments

by D Potter
7 10/18/2015 02:07AM
Last Post by Hershel Friedman

"Zvygintsevites" - mind out! Attachments   (Pages: 1 2 3)

by Pavel Kartashov
49 10/16/2015 04:20PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

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