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1-ton boulder stolen from national forest in Arizona

By Ben Hooper

Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Forest Service is seeking information about a 1-ton boulder that was apparently stolen from the side of a road in Arizona's Prescott National Forest.

The Forest Service said the boulder, known as Wizard Rock, vanished about two weeks ago from the side of Highway 89/Whitespar Road in the Prescott National Forest.

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"The Wizard Rock was a large, 1 ton, beautiful black boulder with white quartz running through it and special to the community," the Forest Service said.

Officials said an 80-pound heart-shaped rock was previously stolen from Granite Mountain Wilderness and was returned anonymously after media reports about the missing stone.

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