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 Post subject: Fake minerals out there again.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:52 am 
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Hi everyone. Old tricks and news recycled again.

I've seen a few wire silver mineral specimens from Cornwall UK surfacing mainly from the US. Very few places over here produce this formation. Look for a clean specimen or bluish tarnish to possibly identify the imposters.

Also synthetic Forsterites have been surfacing again as have "stoplite" (melted glass rolled in mud and dirt, stop light) "ruby" boulders.

As always, keep your eyes open and beware of people in a hurry.

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 Post subject: Re: Fake minerals out there again.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:09 am 
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Clever counterfeiter stole a copyrighted pendant design suite made of garnet, peridot, and citrine with his counterfeit suite of garnet, emerald, and citrine.......bragged about how clever he wasONLINE made his conviction easy by USPO and USCustoms. confession in email! W


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