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Lost and Stolen SpecimensFallbrook theft - UPDATE

26th Sep 2017 10:04 BSTJolyon Ralph Founder

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More information and photographs of the tourmalines etc stolen from the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Museum is now avialable.


Please download the attached PDF and share it far and wide.





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25th Oct 2017 21:08 BSTSteve Hardinger Expert

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An update: Some material has been recovered!

25th Oct 2017 22:17 BSTScott Rider

That is great news! Did they catch someone trying to sell them?


I had 2 flats of minerals stolen this year and I will probably never get them back. But that is what you get when you trust someone and they screw you in the end... But my stuff was no where near the value of these treasures...


If anyone see's some unusual Harris Park clusters of smoky (up to 18" wide) up for sale , I hope you'll PM me... I doubt I'll ever see those smoky crystal plates. No feldspar or other minerals, just smoky crystals up to 18" wide (individual up to 3") on matrix which made them quite unusual as they resembled colorless clusters you would see from Arkansas, not like anything I have ever found again in Harris Park after 2 years of searching...
 
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