Rare large meteorite stolen from Australian museum

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In a heist reminiscent of a Hollywood movie, two thieves in hooded jumpers and white masks stole a 25 pound meteorite the size of a soccer ball on Monday.

The only value of such a meteorite is among collectors, but to sell such a large and unique meteorite without being noticed would be impossible. It is theorized that the thieves might chop it up and sell the pieces to collectors instead.

One comment

  • Chris L

    If you chop it up, you have the problem of proving to a collector it is the real deal. So either they already have a buyer who is willing to hide his collection from the world, or they really didn’t think this through.

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