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Decades ago, huge quantities of gold was being pulled from this town, making it one of the richest place in California. But earlier this month, a different incident of obtaining gold nuggets earned the ire of locals. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Black Hawk Mining Articles | Black Hawk Mining Bulletin Articles: Small town suffers from gold heist


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Black Hawk Mining Bulletin Articles Small town
suffers from gold heist
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  • Decades ago, huge quantities of gold was being
    pulled from this town, making it one of the
    richest place in California. But earlier this
    month, a different incident of obtaining gold
    nuggets earned the ire of locals.
  • Two men wearing suspicious clothing and carrying
    a crowbar apparently went in the Siskiyou Count
    courthouse through the mens restroom window. The
    courthouse is home for the display of
    Californias most revered collection of gold.
  • The robbers appeared to have made a hole in the
    bulletproof glass at 1.00 am through which they
    have grabbed a million-dollar-worth in gold
    nuggets. Their stash included a rare 28-ounce
    specimen from 1913, called the shoe. They might
    have escaped several hours before the heist was
    discovered at seven in the morning.
  • The robbers got away with 351 ounces out of a
    624-ounce set that has a value of USD 3 million
    for the quality of the specimen.

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  • Residents are undeniably angry for what happened,
    saying that it would have been more forgivable to
    rob a bank than stealing a piece of their
    heritage which cannot be replaced.
  • Yreka, with a population of only around 7000, is
    one of the several California mining communities
    which has proudly kept their golden heritage for
    public display. This is despite of the USD
    1,750/ounce price of gold in the market. In fact,
    2 years ago, the county faced a fiscal crisis but
    they have not even considered selling off their
    gold collection that was amassed over time and
    donated by locals.
  • County sheriff declared the theft as stealing a
    piece of their regions history and pledged a USD
    15,000 reward for information that may lead to
    the suspects prosecution. The two robbers are
    described as men in early 20's wearing black
    shirts, shoes and blue jeans.

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  • The theft became a subject of suspicion around
    town mainly because an alarm set on top of the
    case did not go off. The second alarm, on the
    sliding glass, is still functioning but it was
    not moved by the robbers anyway. Townspeople are
    inclined to believe there has been a terrible
    inside job.
  • Gold seems to be the soul of the region. In 1851,
    a mule packer first discovered the presence of
    local gold and since then, mines like King
    Solomon, Golden Eagle and Black Bear have
    thrived.
  • Most of the communities that belong to Mother
    Lode are understandably proud of their heritage
    so they want to display their collections for
    people to see. However, doing that comes with
    loads of risks that they have to be aware of.
  • The county treasurer said that they can use the
    insurance claim in upgrading the museum but this
    act does not seem enough to console the
    residents.
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