Gem Theft in Tucson
March 2001 by Associated PressPolice are investigating the theft of five stones, valued by their owner at $128,000, from an exhibit at a Tucson gem show.The largest of the stones taken from the show was a 7-inch-tall pink tourmaline worth $85,000.
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While most individual prospectors out there are searching for placer gold, there is a different type of prospecting being done by a handful of individuals—the search for commercially viable large-scale gold and silver deposits.
"Grouping zinc with arsenic, mercury, cyanide and dioxins is not supported by science, logic or common sense." said George Vary, Executive Directors of the American Zinc Association (AZA).
What a disappointment! Just when things were beginning to get really interesting and both parties had seemingly hotly contested races for the presidential nominations, both Senators involved promptly said, "I quit!," took their bat and ball and headed home!
Each specimen is carefully examined to determine if it would be beneficial or not to use an acid treatment to reveal more of the gold.
Even though they have put down thousands of dollars, the buyers often stop paying on their claims part way through the process after they realize they’ve been duped, but the company just sells it again to another buyer.
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