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State mining museum in Mariposa robbed

Friday, September 28, 2012

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa was robbed Friday night, according to law enforcement officials.

Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputies said the robbery was reported around 4 p.m. but officials were not able to locate the suspects described by witnesses after arriving on the scene.

Authorities now estimate robbers stole about $2 million worth of minerals from a Mariposa museum.

The Mining and Mineral Museum contains examples of rare and valuable minerals from around California and the world, including gold. Parts of the collection date back more than a century.

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