When Richard W. Hughes and his group finally produced specimens of this claimed gem quality Tibet andesine, advanced testing by independent scientific testing labs found clear evidence of the stones having been artificially treated. One note regarding the above report, it was later found that the Ponderosa Sunstone Mine website failed to list Dana Schorr as a member of the Board of Directors. While our research was correct that Schorr was indeed not listed as a Board member, it was later revealed that this was an error by the Ponderosa Mine. That correction is hereby noted and published. However, this does not alter the facts regarding the status of the expedition, including the participation by Schorr, as a hoax. Here is that report:
If you add to these reports the mineralogical report by Dr. Joel Arem that proved the claim of andesine forming in the manner claimed by Hughes to be unknown, and the geological report by Geologist Roni Poteat that showed the location of the claimed mine deposit from the claimed volcanic source could not have happened....the evidence is clear. The expedition reports by Richard W. Hughes are a combined hoax. Intended on furthering the Tibet andesine fiasco that has been perpetrated for years on consumers.
We want to note that the two biggest pieces of evidence that Hughes could have provided to prove his claims are missing from any of his reports:
- Actual untreated andesine specimens that would stand up to independent lab testing, and
- Geological proof of the origin of the andesine including specimens in the original volcanic matrix rock.
Richard W. Hughes cannot provide either. He has provided not one iota of evidence either in the geology or mineralogy field. And the specimens he has presented have been exposed as having been treated.
There is no other conclusion possible than the Richard W. Hughes Tibet Andesine Expeditions were hoaxes. Contrived stories to cover up a multi-million dollar fraud that was perpetrated on the industry and consumers.
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