The Stolen Specimen Alert

The Stolen Specimen Alert page posts photos and information regarding stolen mineral specimens. This service is open to anyone, including mineral dealers, museum curators and private collectors, who have suffered a theft, and who can supply a photo of the stolen specimens. Please also supply contact information or other instructions for those who may recognize a posted specimen. To have a specimen posted here, contact the editor at minrecord@comcast.net.

Proustite cryst
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Proustite crystal, 4 cm, from Chañarcillo, Chile. Stolen on November 25, 2019, from the “Dr. Alfred W. Stelzner” Museum of Mineralogy and Geology, National University of Córdoba, Argentina. The specimen has historical significance. Contact person: Museum Director Dr. Raúl Lira, raul.lira@unc.edu.ar

Gold nugget, 5.
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Gold nugget, 5.5 cm, from El Dorado, Bolivar, Venezuela. Stolen from the Sterling Hill Mining Mueum; contact Earl Verbeek, earlrverbeek@gmail.com.

Idaho aquamarin
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Idaho aquamarine, about fist-size. Call Rick Schubert, 208-830-8259. “There could be a reward for its recovery.”

Gold in Siderit
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Gold in Siderite 11 cm, from Morro Velho, Brazil. Stolen from the Sterling Hill Mining Mueum; contact Earl Verbeek, earlrverbeek@gmail.com.

Velvet malachit
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Velvet malachite, 5 inches, stolen January 5, 2011, from Minerals Unlimited, Ridgecrest, California. Contact Wendi@mineralsunlimited.com.

Gold with Tetra
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Gold with Tetradymite, 10 cm, from the Rising Sun mine, Placer Co., California. Stolen from the Sterling Hill Mining Mueum; contact Earl Verbeek, earlrverbeek@gmail.com.

Gold, 10 cm, fr
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Gold, 10 cm, from the 10 Mine District, Humboldt Co., Nevada. Stolen from the Sterling Hill Mining Mueum; contact Earl Verbeek, earlrverbeek@gmail.com.

Gold, 8 cm, fro
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Gold, 8 cm, from Breckenridge, Colorado. Stolen from the Sterling Hill Mining Mueum; contact Earl Verbeek, earlrverbeek@gmail.com.

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