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Gold stolen in smash-and-grab at Rice Northwest rock museum in Washington County, Oregon

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https://www.oregonlive.com/washingtoncounty/2023/12/burglar-steals-gold-from-rice-northwest-rock-museum-display-in-washington-county.html

https://www.washingtoncountyor.gov/sheriff/news/2023/12/24/detectives-investigate-major-theft-local-museum

If you guys and gals see any of this on the market Please call the Washington County Sheriff's department. There were some really large gold nuggets, like the stuff of legend. You just don't run into these. Here is a link to some of the video footage. https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/8d6xt21ebt5j48kjvh8gv/h?rlkey=3qcpnl5nm5ortmrc2yvvmf031&dl=0

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  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's terrible. I will make sure to spread the word around the couple local shops I frequent.

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,173 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There's a very good chance they've all been melted to hide their origins.

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • HigashiyamaHigashiyama Posts: 2,122 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, I had driven by the Rice Museum many times before finally stopping to visit in April. It’s an amazing place; a bit under the radar. I did take some photos of various gold, silver, and copper nuggets. A very sad loss.


    Higashiyama
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,292 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's indeed very sad

  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,896 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 27, 2023 5:52PM

    Looks like it was too tempting a target with plexiglas covering a 27 ounce hunk of gold. Edit to say, doesn't look from the news report that particular chunk was taken -- but several others were. If the thief's not an idiot, they should be melted -- but all things considered, he's not likely scholar material.

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