http://www.worldgemsociety.org/Newsl...Butte/WGS2.jpgSTOLEN AT TUCSON!
A REWARD is offered by the World Gem SocietyWe are sending this out to all segments of the gemstone industry world
wide. The World Gem Society office has been informed that the good folks
from the Sunstone Butte Mine of Plush, Oregon had their entire
inventory stolen from a trailer at the Tucson Gem Shows earlier this
week. This theft has taken away years of very hard work on the part of
these folks, and we are asking the assistance of the world gemstone
industry to help us get it back.
As seen in the images shown, the Plush Oregon Sunstone produced by this
mine is quite unique in color with many intense greens. This makes this
material fairly easy to identify when attempts are made to sell these
stolen goods either as a group or individual stones.
The World Gem Society is offering a US$1,000.00 REWARD
for information that leads to the return of these goods to the mine
owners. We are not concerned with the perpetrators as the Almighty has a
way of dealing with people. What we do ask is the return of the goods
as this has stolen the very livelihood from these good people who worked
for years digging this material out of the ground. Actual images of the
Sunstone Butte production are seen below from our ISG Rush to Plush
event in June of this year. The Sunstone Butte material is quite unique.
Please refer all leads to the Tucson Police Department at 520-791-4444.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICES: The World Gem Society has "in situ" gathered specimens from the
Sunstone Butte Mine and can identify recovered gemstones from this mine
by XRF, SEMS, and LA-ICP-MS elemental analysis. Actual images of the
Sunstone Butte gemstones are below. The World Gem Society offers our
specimen group for verification and identification of any recovered
goods, and we will cover the cost of testing recovered sunstone that is
suspected to be from this theft. Please contact the World Gem Society
office for more details as to how we can help identify any recovered
sunstone gemstones as being from the Sunstone Butte Mine. Images of the
actual material from the Sunstone Butte Mine are below for your
that comes from any unusual source (other than a mine owner) please
contact the Tucson Police Department at 520-791-4444. Let's unify as an
industry on this. These guys are going to try to sell these goods. Stay
alert, help your fellow World Gem Society member. The next time could be
you and we will help you in return.
To the people who stole this material:
You have hurt some good people who worked for years to dig this
material out of the earth. What goes around eventually comes around. We
ask that you return these goods immediately so the Sunstone Butte folks
can make a living out of their hard work. Man up and return these goods.
Things have a way of coming back around at you.
World Gem Society
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