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Thieves make off with $2 million from gold museum
Goldismoney2.com ^ | 01 Oct 2012 | staff reporter

Posted on 10/01/2012 9:15:11 PM PDT by Daffynition

But they were unsuccessful in getting away with the biggest prize of all - the nearly 14lb Fricot Nugget - a giant crystalline gold mass unearthed in the Gold Rush era.

During their attempt to grab the rock, the robbers triggered an alarm that alerted authorities who swarmed the museum but were unable to apprehend the thieves.

At least two robbers wearing hoods and armed with pickaxes threatened workers during the heist Friday at the California Mining and Minerals Museum in Mariposa, the California Highway Patrol said.. The site is home to more than 13,000 artifacts.

No suspects have been identified.

(Excerpt) Read more at http: ...


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The Fricot Nugget, still safe in the California Mining and Minerals Museum
1 posted on 10/01/2012 9:15:15 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: firewatch
This building hardy looks like Fort Knox.


2 posted on 10/01/2012 9:18:34 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition
Those bastards!
3 posted on 10/01/2012 9:46:15 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Daffynition

Looks like they hit the mother lode. /


4 posted on 10/01/2012 9:59:02 PM PDT by MetaThought
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
>>Authorities said the unique pieces would be easily identified, which could make it difficult for the robbers to sell them.<<

Rich bastards, they are.

How to melt gold in 5 easy steps.

5 posted on 10/01/2012 10:14:38 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition
"...and armed with pickaxes..."

"OW! I SAT ON MY PICK!"

6 posted on 10/01/2012 10:15:54 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: Daffynition

Now that I know where it’s at....


7 posted on 10/01/2012 10:21:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: MetaThought

8 posted on 10/01/2012 10:25:43 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

Looks like they stole the link to the article as well.

I’m sure it will all pan out.


9 posted on 10/01/2012 10:26:13 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Vendome

That’s lazy-mans prospecting.


10 posted on 10/01/2012 10:41:05 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Ezekiel

LOL.....easy come...easy go.

Initially I saw the article in the The Telegraph...but I don’t think we are allowed to post their stories.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9580306/Thieves-make-off-with-2-million-from-gold-museum.html


11 posted on 10/01/2012 10:43:57 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

I is, what I is..


12 posted on 10/01/2012 11:14:43 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome
Me too.>8-)


13 posted on 10/01/2012 11:19:41 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

You’d think, period specific, they’d have a couple of coach guns and a few cap and ball revolvers secure around the hired help for this type of possibility...


14 posted on 10/01/2012 11:24:06 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Daffynition
“Initially I saw the article in the The Telegraph...”

Then you should try The Telepath. It doesn't appear anywhere, it just kinda comes to mind.

15 posted on 10/02/2012 12:25:56 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Vendome

I saw it first..


16 posted on 10/02/2012 12:29:06 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: count-your-change

17 posted on 10/02/2012 12:36:37 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Axenolith
Which makes it plausible that this was an *inside* job.

My fave heist-caper movie:


18 posted on 10/02/2012 12:52:28 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: MaxMax

Great! Good finding who I sold it to.


19 posted on 10/02/2012 12:52:40 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Daffynition

Weird. Looks just like you...LOL


20 posted on 10/02/2012 12:54:10 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

21 posted on 10/02/2012 1:01:00 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

LOL


22 posted on 10/02/2012 11:01:33 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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