Thursday, June 05, 2014

7-ounce gold nugget stolen from UA Mineral Museum

The University of Arizona Police Department reported yesterday that, "On Saturday May 30, 2014 at approximately 2:30 p.m., a gold nugget from the Hubert de Monmonier Collection was stolen from the Flandrau Planetarium at the University of Arizona. The gold nugget measures 3.11 in. x 1.26 in. by .9 in. (7.9 cm x 3.2 cm x 2.3 cm) and weighs .48 pounds (7 ounces). The nugget is valued at $30,000 and is well-known to the mineral community and museum enthusiasts."    [Photo credit, UA Police Dept.]

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