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Troodon

Unfortunately this has happened in prior shows and at Tucson   Good to post and get visibility.

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Heteromorph
49 minutes ago, HamptonsDoc said:

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Wait, this was one of the stolen fossils? This is a Ptychodus marginalis, the most complete Ptychodus skeleton ever found anywhere, from the Buda formation in a Uvalde, Texas quarry. The DPS was in talks to get it into the Perot. 

 

Very sad :shakehead:

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HamptonsDoc
1 hour ago, DPS Ammonite said:

Here is a link to a news article: https://www.google.com/amp/s/kdvr.com/2019/09/09/trailer-filled-with-fossils-valued-at-more-than-100000-stolen-at-aurora-hotel/amp/

 

Would it be helpful to have a new subforum to place the lost and stolen reports? Mindat has had one for years. Better visibility of the reports might make it more likely that the items will be recovered and may prevent more thefts.

I thought the same... or maybe even a thread with pictures of stolen fossils to consolidate everything. 

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Al Tahan

Unreal.....I’ll keep a look out on that auction website we all like. 

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Uncle Siphuncle

I'll never understand people unwilling to work or pay for what they want out of life.  As for the shark, I knew I'd seen that one before.  The DPS asked me for a sizable donation during a crowdfunding effort to obtain the shark for museum donation....but I'll soon be staring down my kid's college tuition, so no magnanimity or largesse from me this round.

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RJB

Holy cow!  A trailer of fossils stolen!   When I was young dumb and 19 I stole a bunch of stuff.  Couldn't sleep for 3 days.  I was a mess.  Took everything back and faced up to the people I stole from.   I remember it being one of the hardest things I had ever done but felt a ton of relief once done.  Never stole anything ever again.  Thiefs do not have the concience to do that and feel no remorse whatsoever.   I truly believe that thieves with a rap sheet should be put to death.   Im so sorry for these people at Geo Decor and hope with every fiber of my being that the perps will be caught.   RB for dictator!!!

 

RB

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El_Hueso

This is simply awful. Will keep an eye out :(

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erose

After having a trailer stolen our local gem and mineral club added a wheel boot to their trailer.

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Oxytropidoceras

$100,000 worth of fossils stolen outside convention in Aurora

The theft included a 92 million-year-old shark specimen

The Denver Post, September 10, 2019

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/09/10/fossils-aurora-stolen/

 

Trailer filled with fossils valued at more than $100,000 stolen

 at Aurora hotel, Fox 31 - Channel 2 News, September 9, 2019

https://kdvr.com/2019/09/09/trailer-filled-with-fossils-valued-at-more-than-100000-stolen-at-aurora-hotel/

 

Yours,

 

Paul H.

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Fossildude19

Topics merged.  :) 

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FossilDAWG

That is great news!  :yay-smiley-1: :yay-smiley-1: :yay-smiley-1:

Don

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jpc

Farmer's field!!  

 

Is H Ross Perot a very wealthy man?  Why does the Perot need to do fund-raising for a mere 50K?  

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Troodon
7 hours ago, jpc said:

Farmer's field!!  

 

Is H Ross Perot a very wealthy man?  Why does the Perot need to do fund-raising for a mere 50K?  

My guess it's just an honorary name and they have to scratch and claw for funding like most museums 

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Tidgy's Dad

Very happy that these fossils have been recovered. :)

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jpc
8 hours ago, Troodon said:

My guess it's just an honorary name and they have to scratch and claw for funding like most museums 

yeah, he probably put up the cash for the building then said... good enough.  

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Mark Kmiecik
1 hour ago, jpc said:

yeah, he probably put up the cash for the building then said... good enough.  

Yeah, he probably told them "I'm giving you 185 million dollars, but not a penny more". What a cheapskate! NOT!!!!!!!!

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HamptonsDoc

Great news! Thanks for posting!!

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