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Wednesday
Jun152011

Win Robertson:

The "Jade Queen" of British Columbia has passed. I have received notice from Debra Wilson that Win Robertson  passed this last week. For those who are not familiar with Win, she  was quite a significant part of  Canadian Jade hunting history. The story of her discovery of the "Jade Queen"deposit was widely published  and even included in Stan Leaming's book "Jade Fever".

We in the Jade world have such a rich community of fascinating people who have preceded us, and the loss of one of the great women prospectors is significant. Through Debra I had planned to interview Win and with her passing I am sorry that she did not get to tell her story one more time to inspire the Jade hunter in all of us. Thank you Win for your enthusiasm and zest for life and especially your love for Jade. You are and will be missed!

                                                                                   Sincerly, Mike Burkleo

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