Last night our mine was the target of a robbery and vandalism. Multiple structures on the property we're vandalized, cash registers emptied, our Lapidary was hit hardest. They cleaned out the register, safe, and valuable inventory and gold jewelry from our display cases. This crippling blow happened on the heels of two major storms that have seriously impacted business this season. Emerald Hollow mine's property has been a staple in the north American mining industry for over 100 years, with local discoveries being the namesake of our beautiful town. This historical location means the world to our team, and the financial crisis this situation presents could be catastrophic for our mine. We are doing everything in our power to resolve this quickly, but in the meantime, we have cash registers to replace, display cases, windows, and other property to repair, a safe to upgrade, among other things. Any assistance you can offer would be helpful! We have cash registers to replace, display cases, windows, and other property to repair, a safe to upgrade We will be hosting auctions of our large specimens soon to begin compensating for our losses. If you have any information about the parties responsible for this break in, please contact the Alexander county sheriff's department at 828-632-1111.