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Lost and Stolen SpecimensBisbee Azurite TN rose

22nd Sep 2017 18:35 BSTMICHAEL SHANNON Expert

A pristine, brilliant, just less than 1", Azurite rose from Bisbee "disappeared" from my Gilbert, Arizona home, while I was away at the Denver show.

The specimen was acquired 2 days before our departure to the show, so no photo had been taken.

The specimen was recently in the collection of a very prominent AZ collector and it will be easily recognized by him and myself.

While were away, there was a window of time that the back door had been left unlocked by the "pool guy", so access could have been easily made by anyone knowing that I would be gone for an extended time at the show.

Luckily, the mineral collection itself was under lock & key so seemingly no other specimens were taken.

If anyone has been or is offered for sale, a superb TN Bisbee Azurite rose in the recent past or near future, PLEASE contact me so we can stop this thief. This is the 2nd Azurite stolen from me in several years and I DO have a suspect in both cases.
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