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
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.
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