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 Post subject: California Museum for Mining Robbery
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:18 pm 
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An estimated $2 million worth of gold nuggets and other precious gems were stolen Friday afternoon from the California State Mining and Mineral Museum, a state parks spokesman said.

Several robbers threatened museum staff with weapons before stealing the gems and gold, Park Superintendent Greg Martin said.

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2012/09/28 ... -from.html


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 Post subject: Re: California Museum for Mining Robbery
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:30 pm 
Will they be able to tell if they belong to the museum if the robbers try to sell them?


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 Post subject: Re: California Museum for Mining Robbery
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:32 pm 
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Unfortunately they would most likely have smelted the gold as soon as possible to avoid any identification.

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 Post subject: Re: California Museum for Mining Robbery
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:22 pm 
I was talking about the gems. I would have done the same thing if I was the museum. I know that they would have smelted the gold almost immediately. Was the museum insured?


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