Missing: moon rocks valued at $5M

June 1, 2010 1:22:02 PM PDT
DENVER (AP) - Colorado, we have a problem. The moon rocks are missing. The rocks, given to the state, in 1974 are valued at $5 million on the black market and few even realized they existed until a college student began searching for them as part of an assignment.

Another set of moon rocks collected in 1969 was found in storage at the state history museum about a decade ago. They are now on display on the third floor of the state Capitol.

Neither the history museum nor the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has the second set of rocks and the governor's office doesn't know where they are.