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Man Mines Diamonds in New York Sidewalks

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posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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Man Mines Diamonds in New York Sidewalks



NBC New York Raffi Stepanian, 43, earns his cash scouring the sidewalks in Midtown’s Diamond District for hidden treasure – chips of rubies, diamonds, platinum and gold that somehow fell off their owners’ jewelry and became lodged in the cracks between cement slabs or hopelessly stuck in a piece of gum some passerby flippantly spit out onto the street, according to a report. In less than a week, Stepanian told The New York Post he amassed enough gold for two sales worth nearly $850 on 47th Street.


Interesting story! Good way to make money if your not too self conscious.


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posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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Another good place to find discarded gold is the beach.
Alot of bracelets and chains get lost at the beach.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 01:25 PM
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Do people really lose that much gold/silver/diamond jewelry?

Hands up to the guy, great initiative.

Some of the comments on the link that the OP provided are quite amusing too!



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 10:27 PM
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Originally posted by scottlpool2003
Do people really lose that much gold/silver/diamond jewelry?



Oh yes. There is a gold bracelet of mine at the bottom of Shasta Lake. It was a tight-fitting piece of jewelry so I thought nothing of it when I went swimming in the very deep reservoir. To my horror I climbed out of the water sans bracelet, water has a funny way of working jewelry off your body.




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