Crystallized gold nuggets valued at close to $1 million were stolen from a mining museum. (Photo: Silver Hill Mining Museum)

A Gold Rush Like No Other: Daring Heist Shocks N.J. Museum Owners

On the site of a zinc mine dating back to the 1700s is the Sterling Hill Mining Museum, where crystallized gold and nuggets, 20 of them, were stolen while the museum was open. They were large specimens, from all over the world.