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Fakes, Frauds and Marketing Ploys

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Pentagonal fluorite Attachments

by Howard Heitner
14 04/19/2015 02:03PM
Last Post by Alfredo Petrov

Luka Berkovic / Minerals_rsa – dishonest minerals seller   (Pages: 1 2)

by Jorge Santos Garcia
37 04/13/2015 02:38PM
Last Post by Norman King

Tibetan Herkimer Diamonds?!?!?! Sounds like a Fat LIE!!   (Pages: 1 2 3 4)

by Jeremy Zolan
75 04/08/2015 12:39AM
Last Post by John Oostenryk

Calcite on Stalactite

by Dr. Paul Bordovsky
17 04/05/2015 02:16AM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

Huge Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires from eBay India sellers?

by ezg
20 04/03/2015 04:35PM
Last Post by kath

Smelt Quartz?   (Pages: 1 2 3 4)

by Kristi Hugs
64 04/03/2015 03:17AM
Last Post by Yohoho and a bucket of Yo

Millipede Fossil in Larimar Stone? Is this even possible?   (Pages: 1 2)

by Ian Whitlock
29 04/02/2015 08:34PM
Last Post by Scott Rider

Fake gem rough Attachments

by Duncan Miller
14 04/01/2015 02:16PM
Last Post by Peter Slootweg

Blue Fluorite on White Quartz from China: Real or Fake?

by Casimir Sarisky
5 03/30/2015 09:35PM
Last Post by Ian Whitlock

How do they make fake Ametrine? Or is this real? Attachments

by Alex
15 03/29/2015 06:48PM
Last Post by Owen Melfyn Lewis

Fake citrine Attachments   (Pages: 1 2 3 4 5)

by Mario Hendriks (2)
90 03/21/2015 05:52PM
Last Post by Owen Melfyn Lewis

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

by margo
28 03/19/2015 12:48AM
Last Post by Alfredo Petrov

"Cactus Quartz" not real amethyst???   (Pages: 1 2)

by Alan Plante
38 03/18/2015 06:31AM
Last Post by Ian

Tunduru sapphire - tundura/tundra/tundru

by sapphire
8 03/12/2015 03:34PM
Last Post by Owen Melfyn Lewis

"Black Amethyst"   (Pages: 1 2 3)

by Kristi Huggins
49 03/08/2015 04:28AM
Last Post by Rock Currier

Turkish emeralds and Pakistani heliodor

by Sister Elias Freeman, OSB.Sol
11 03/06/2015 12:01AM
Last Post by Owen Melfyn Lewis

Fake Trinitite Attachments   (Pages: 1 2)

by Mineralogical Research Company
40 02/28/2015 10:11PM
Last Post by Don Saathoff


by emory coons
14 02/25/2015 06:28AM
Last Post by Ranger Dave

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

by cascaillou
27 02/24/2015 05:08PM
Last Post by cascaillou

Blue Halite / Carlsbad NM / real or fake? Attachments   (Pages: 1 2)

by John Krygier
30 02/20/2015 07:22AM
Last Post by Rock Currier

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