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Mineral theft at Broken Hill

Posted by Uwe Kolitsch  
Mineral theft at Broken Hill
April 22, 2011 02:11PM
From eminerals mailing list:

"Hi All

Just letting you know that there was a recent theft of minerals here in Broken Hill. The minerals had belonged to Bill O'Neill and were part of his deceased estate. They were in plastic boxes out in the back shed and were taken sometime in the last week.
The theft has been reported to the police and a family friend of Bill has contacted me to get the word out to be on watch for any (suspicious) person suddenly trying to sell off some minerals to any of our members.

If you are approached please inquire as to how they got the minerals... you can usually work out if they are lying.

Thanks, Trevor Dart"
avatar Re: Mineral theft at Broken Hill
April 22, 2011 04:19PM
Are there lists of what was taken or anything that might help us?
avatar Re: Mineral theft at Broken Hill
April 29, 2011 02:52PM
Howdy All,

I can't give you a list, but the following email came through form Trevor regarding the minerals;

Trevor Dart
As far as the theft is concerned. I didnt see the collection, only have second hand info. It was most likely 1960's-70's Zinc mine material, as that was where Bill worked before he went into the unions full time. He did have some larger pieces from the open cuts given to him by Gary Radford, including a 50kg cerrusite.
I hope this helps

Cheers Mark.

We will never have all the answers, only more questions!


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