FLUORESCENT FRAUD

I regret having to add this page to my website.

I have been defrauded by a fluorescence dealer in USA to the extent of tens of thousands of dollars.

That dealer is Darwin Warriner (aka “mineralman”) of Redding, California.

In a nutshell, here is the situation:   In Feb 2012 Darwin and I agreed that he would sell my Australian fluorescent rocks on consignment, with proceeds from sales divided 50% for him and 50% for me.  Since then I have consigned more than 1800 lb of Australian rocks to him, most of which he has sold and is continuing to sell.  In October 2012 he asked me if he could delay paying my 50% until his financial position improved. He said he would keep careful records of all his sales.   I thought he was a good honest friend, and agreed.  However, six years later, he has only paid me a tiny fraction of money he has received from his sales, and now ignores all my attempts to contact him.

I’ve reluctantly taken this NAME & SHAME action in the hope that Darwin will honour his commitments before legal action is required.

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE A DETAILED ACCOUNT OF DARWIN WARRINER’S FRAUD.

[ If you want to contact me, please use email (graham@fluoromins.com.au).  Please don’t post to the Fluorescent Minerals Facebook page as the Moderator has indicated that is not the place for discussion of personal disputes. ]

UPDATE – MARCH 2019

Darwin Warriner (Mineralman) is still selling my Australian rocks on eBay and from his website without paying me any of the 50% he agreed to.   Despite his having sold well over 400 of my rocks on eBay alone (easily verified), he continues to lie about the quantity of my rocks he received on consignment, telling people at the recent Tucson Show that he only only received a couple of buckets of them. He still blocks my attempts to contact him.

If you value honesty and integrity in our hobby I earnestly ask you not to buy Australian rocks from him. Those rocks are mine, not his (apart from the few he took back to the US in his luggage in Nov 2015).

 

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