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Gold Rush-era quartz and gold box with ornamentation depicting early California stolen, Oakland Museum of California

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A reward will be announced today for the safe recovery of a valuable historic artifact that was stolen during a break-in and burglary at the Oakland Museum of California on Monday, according to the Oakland police. The stolen object is described as a Gold Rush-era quartz and gold box with ornamentation depicting early California.

The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and the Oakland Police Department will gather at the museum, located at 1000 Oak St. in Oakland for a press conference at 9:30 a.m. this morning to announce the reward and discuss further details regarding the theft, according to police.

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