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Museum To Reopen Following Robbery

MARIPOSA – After robbers made off with some $2 million worth of precious gems and minerals on Sept. 28, the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa was closed.

California State Parks announced in a news release last week that the museum has opened its doors to the public again as of Friday, Nov. 9.In response to the robbery, State Parks said its goal was to make repairs to the museum gallery and structure, and reopen the doors as soon as possible.

State Parks and the California State Mining and Mineral Museum Association have worked together to make necessary repairs, and take steps to protect the museum collection and staff.

The investigation into the robbery is still ongoing, and three arrests were made in relation to the crime on Nov. 14. (Read story).

The public will be able to view most of the museum collection, however some pieces of the collection will not be on display pending the outcome of the investigation.

The Mariposa Mining and Mineral Museum is a unit of California State Parks, located at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.

Museum hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Read the full story of the robbery.


  1. Other news reports say that three were arrested for this crime, is this not accurate?

  2. That is indeed accurate, M Smith. This piece was posted just hours before the announcement of the arrests was made. Just a strange coincidence! Please check the article on the arrests, posted on Nov. 13.

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