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Meteorite worth $16,000 stolen from Queensland museum

The stolen meteorite, weighing about 11.25kg and about the size of a soccer ball
The stolen meteorite, weighing about 11.25kg and about the size of a soccer ball

STARRY-eyed crooks have stolen a valuable meteorite from a far north Queensland museum.

Two men smashed the window of Atherton's Crystal Caves museum before making off with the 11.25 kilogram rock about 12.10am on Monday.

The meteorite is about the size of a soccer ball and is worth more than $16,000.

CCTV captured two men entering the Crystal Caves museum in Atherton
CCTV captured two men entering the Crystal Caves museum in Atherton

Crystal Caves Museum owner Ghis Gallo said the rare meteorite was only donated last month.

She said the rock was discovered at Wolf Creek in Western Australia during the 1970s and had belonged to a family friend.
 

Have you seen these men? This is my cctv footage of two men breaking into the shop last night. They stole the METEORITE that had only just been donated by Stuart Foster. Sad day for The Crystal Caves....

Posted by The Crystal Caves on Sunday, 7 June 2015

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