Anybody know anything about fossils? This especially goes out to fossil collectors.
I just finished my MA and don't have a job yet, so addmittedly when I find 1 I will be financially restrained for a while. But I am in love with fossils, particularly those of aquatic apex predators. I just purchased a megalodon tooth which is definately real. I want to acquire another but since it is from a close friend who won't sell his larger ones, I will have to find it through a fossil dealer. I also want to eventually acquire a tooth collection of apex predators -- the mosasaur and ginsu sharks particularly (I doubt Liopleurodon's are for sale since they are so rare).
Anybody know reliable websites for fossils, how I can tell if it is authentic, and whether carbon dating is something one can learn on one's own or can be done for a reasonable price range with minimal damage to the tooth?