When you have to determine if a fossil is genuine, plenty of tests like acid tests, X-rays, and radiometric dating could be performed. But for a fossil collector getting hands-on such expensive techniques is next to impossible and cost prohibitive. So what should you do, when you need to know whether a fossil you are about to buy is authentic or not? To help you out, here we have mentioned a few tips to go through:
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Ever wondered why shark teeth are not mainly white but colored? From brown to dark gray, you will find different colors but hardly a white preserved tooth. If you believe it has got something to do with the age of a fossil or its type, the answer is unfortunately a big NO. A fossilized tooth of an extinct shark gets the color from the type of deposit in which it had been preserved all these years. To understand it in a better way, let’s just take a quick look at how a shark tooth gets fossilized first.