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A theft from the University of Nevada, Reno mining museum has prompted a $1,000 reward from Secret Witness.

The museum, housed in the School of Mines, is one of the little-known tourism features of Reno. Earlier this month a sample of stibnite was discovered missing from the collection. A statement from Secret Witness describes the mineral as “known for its sharpness and stunning metallic luster of the crystals.” The particular sample that is missing has an estimated value of $30,000. There is concern that it has been split in two pieces.

Information can be provided to the UNR Police Department at 784-4013, Secret Witness at 322-4900,, or by texting information to 847 411 (TIP 411), keyword: SW.