[meteorite-list] Beware of Russians bearing Seimchan

From: Darren Garrison <cynapse_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 11:08:30 -0400
Message-ID: <mggl63t0saliv0sklhq5tastpg6ioih33p_at_4ax.com>


Chunk of Meteorite Stolen from Russian Museum

9 June 2007, Saturday

A chunk of a meteorite weighing over 7 kilograms has been stolen from a museum
in the remote Magadan Region in Russia's Far East on Saturday.

A local Interior Ministry spokesperson explained the thieves broke into a
history museum in the village of Seimchan at night and stole a part of the
meteorite named after the residential place.

It is supposed that the offenders have been inspired by a recent TV program,
which discussed the high value of meteorite pieces on Russia's black market.

The Seimchan meteorite was found in 1967 near the Seimchan gold mine in the
Magadan Region.

The local police authorities are still investigating the case.
Received on Sat 09 Jun 2007 11:08:30 AM PDT

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