The moon rock that the state of Arkansas received after the Apollo 17 mission is missing and historians don’t know where to look for it, reports the Associated Press. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the 1.142-gram rock could be worth as much as $5 million. The rock is encased in a Lucite ball and was presented to either Gov. Dale Bumpers in 1973 or Gov. David Pryor in 1976.
Those two former governors and their staffs don’t recall receiving a plaque that apparently came with the rock and several state museums say they don’t have the plaque, either.
Russell Baker, the former director of archival management for the state History Commission, says whichever governor received it did not pass it along to the state archives. The commission has looked for the plaque at least twice.