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Incorrect classification and fakes
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This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Opinions appreciated....Citrine or glass?
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20 bob kerr 32298 Aug 07, 2019 17:26
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6 Harald 13302 Aug 02, 2017 22:31
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7 Kristen 19805 Sep 12, 2012 08:41
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24 Cesar M. Salvan 63173 Jul 06, 2012 15:26
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30 Carles Millan 53520 Jan 21, 2012 06:14
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