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Fakes, Frauds and Marketing Ploys

Tips for staying safe online and off 
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Fake dumortierite   (Pages: 1 2)

by John Collins
34 04/08/2016 09:40AM
Last Post by Giorgio Penco

My newest favorite specimen Attachments

by WaterDog
4 03/17/2016 03:17PM
Last Post by David Von Bargen

probable clarity enhancement of quartz, rutile quartz and dumortierite quartz from china!

by Alexander Ringel
17 03/04/2016 12:22AM
Last Post by Owen Melfyn Lewis

Tombstone Silver Specimens

by Rolf Luetcke
4 02/19/2016 01:01AM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

how to tell if a gemstone is synthetic? I am so confused!   (Pages: 1 ... 5 6 7)

by Fira Shay
121 02/18/2016 12:37PM
Last Post by H. Claire Scheepers

Stilbite? Not sure. Attachments

by Vernon
6 02/15/2016 09:33PM
Last Post by John Oostenryk

New "Mineral" Auralite   (Pages: 1 2)

by Robert Simonoff
36 02/12/2016 06:27AM
Last Post by Reinhardt van Vuuren

Watch out for scams!

by Bob Harman
2 02/11/2016 06:43PM
Last Post by Becky Coulson

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

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