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Lost and Stolen SpecimensIdaho Bunker Hill Pyromorphites /Collection stolen

13th Nov 2017 11:05 GMTChristopher Wentzell

In the last couple hours I have seen a couple of posts going around on facebook about the theft of Bunker Hill Pyromorphites from the Hopper / Bunker Hill Mine family in Kellogg, Idaho. There is also a news story on the internet. Please be on the lookout and report anything....
$1 million worth of crystals stolen from North Idaho family

14th Nov 2017 02:52 GMTJim Allen

That's truly a shame.


I saw just yesterday in Nov/Dec Rocks & Minerals that there's a full-page ad from Collector's Edge that they will be selling pieces from the same collection in Tucson next year. I'll be saving my lunch money until then, hoping to score a piece.

14th Nov 2017 22:54 GMTScott Rider

It sounds like at least one of the culprits was caught, but some of the stolen material may have been serioulsy damaged due to the stupidity of the robbers. Still, one being caught could shed some light on the situation. And typically with criminals, catching one bad guy usually will result in them giving up the other(s). I bet you they aren't too bright... Justice will catch up to them.


I'll personally keep an eye out in eBay, as I am usually poking around there daily.. I'll look for any new seller trying to unload any Bunker Hill specimens.. I have 2 small thumbnails from this mine and they are outstanding, I can only imagine what Mr Hopper lost... i hope the bas

15th Nov 2017 10:12 GMTChristopher Wentzell

Well, here is some good news, lets hope for more....
ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION TO KELLOGG FAMILY'S STOLEN CRYSTALS

15th Nov 2017 10:39 GMTUwe Kolitsch Manager

"... searched his apartment and found the crystals thrown in tubs."


Ouch ...

7th May 2018 22:28 BSTSteve Hardinger Expert

Are there any pictures of the stolen material? Might be useful to identify it should someone try to sell it.

5th Mar 2019 15:57 GMTJonathan Woolley

I don't know if they are still on the lookout for some of these stolen specimens, but I just saw a lot of 400+ Bunker Hill pyromorphites pop up on eBay. It could be completely legitimate and unrelated, but I thought it was worth bringing attention to in light of the above theft.
 
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