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 Post subject: Major Sunstone Theft Occurred during Tucson Gem Show
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:54 pm 
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I just saw this on the USFG faceters list. I think this is serious news everyone in the gemstone trade should be aware of. I contacted Dalan Hargrave to see if he would post it on the gemology online forum. He would like me to post it and gave me the link to the police announcement of the investigation.

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Please be on the lookout for anyone trying to sell quantities of sunstone. Unfortunately there has been a major theft in Tucson following the GJX show closing. The two people who had their trailer broken into are very hard working miners and this theft is devastating for them. They lost aproximately 800k to 900k worth of cut stones, finished earrings, pendants and rough.

I know these people and they are the nicest people you would want to meet. It represents over two years of hard mining and a substaintial investment in cutting.

These sunstones are very unique in color with strong dichroic red and greens.Please pass the word to any jewelry stores you might deal with.
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Dalan Hargrave

Click here for the police announcement of the investigation.

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Damn that hurts. Boy do I hope they get caught.

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That's horrible news. :( I hope the thieves are caught, and fast! :x

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Sorry for the miners , must be devastated. 8ook value in a trailer is some load , do they insure the stuff before moving it around.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:00 pm 
Bugger ! Sad, hope they get caught soon.


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Very sad. Wish them well on getting their material back and finding the responsible individuals. Unfortunately this is a sign of the times,... just on a much grander scale. I'm sure it was completely random, they just hit the jackpot. With so many vendors in one place, they know what you're there for.
I wish them the best,...my heart goes out to them.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:49 am 
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I wonder if they even know what they have...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:05 am 
I think this is an article on JCK about the same - http://www.jckonline.com/2012/02/09/nea ... dium=email


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Minx, They certainly do unless they have their heads really deep in the sand. They must also know that it is going to be nearly impossible to sell it. The gemstone trade is a relatively small community and word spreads fast.

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allen wrote:
They must also know that it is going to be nearly impossible to sell it. The gemstone trade is a relatively small community and word spreads fast.


This. Had me wondering if they knew what they were doing


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GOOD NEWS! These gems have been recovered!

Story here: http://azstarnet.com/news/local/crime/t ... f887a.html

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