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How Canada's Largest Ever Gold Heist Went Down

Authorities announce arrests in theft of $15M in gold bars from Toronto's Pearson Airport

(Newser) - Authorities have named nine men accused of carrying out the largest gold heist in Canadian history at Toronto's Pearson Airport a year ago, three of whom remain wanted. Among the suspects are two Air Canada employees, confirming the brazen heist of $15 million in gold and nearly $2 million...

Prosecutors: Accused Killer Promised Victims Buried Gold

Man in Washington state has now been charged in 4 murders

(Newser) - A Washington state man in jail awaiting trial in one murder case has been charged with three more, reports the AP , and prosecutors say he lured all four victims by asking them to help dig up buried gold. Richard Bradley Jr., 40, was charged in May 2021 with first-degree murder...

Witnesses Tell What They Saw as FBI Hunted for Civil War Gold

Elk hunters describe heavily loaded armored truck, signs of a night dig

(Newser) - In the heart of Pennsylvania elk country, Eric McCarthy and his client, Don Reichel, got up before sunrise to scour the forest floor for so-called "brown gold"—a rack of freshly shed antlers to add to Reichel's collection back home. One hill over, a team of FBI agents was also...

Pick Up Some Gold Bars ... at Costco
Costco's Newest
Product Keeps
Selling Out in
Just 'Hours'
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Costco's Newest Product Keeps Selling Out in Just 'Hours'

Warehouse retail chain is limiting its 1-ounce gold bars to 2 per customer

(Newser) - Gold bars don't just (allegedly) exist in the homes of US senators —now regular folks can pick some up at Costco. Per CBS News , the warehouse retailer is selling a 1-ounce PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna Veriscan bar and a 1-ounce bar from South Africa's Rand Refinery , both...

Metal Detectorist Makes 'Gold Find of the Century'
Guy With Metal Detector
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Guy With Metal Detector Makes 'Find of the Century'

Erlend Bore of Norway uncovers 1,500-year-old necklace with symbol from Norse mythology

(Newser) - When doctors told Erlend Bore to get off the couch, he went out and bought his first ever metal detector. The Norwegian had always dreamed of being an archaeologist and figured if he didn't find anything, at least he'd get some exercise. He did get out walking, but...

Thieves Melted Down Some of Their Looted Ancient Coins

But authorities in Germany hold out hope of retrieving most of the 483 Celtic coins stolen

(Newser) - Investigators looking into the theft of hundreds of ancient gold coins from a German museum have found lumps of gold that appear to have resulted from part of the treasure being melted down, officials said. Four suspects were arrested Tuesday over the Nov. 22 break-in at the Celtic and Roman...

A Fortune in Gold Emerges From Kentucky Cornfield
Buried Treasure's Significance
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Buried Treasure's Significance Is 'Hard to Comprehend'

More than 800 Civil War-era coins emerge from Kentucky cornfield

(Newser) - At first glance, the video appears to show your average pile of dirt. Then a breathless man points to what lies beneath layers of dirt and dust in his Kentucky cornfield: dozens upon dozens of gold coins, unearthed from the spot they've sat hidden for more than 150 years....

After Sanctions, Most Russian Gold Went to One Country

Experts say it may be finding its way to Western markets from UAE with its origin masked

(Newser) - There's gold in them thar Emirates—and there's a lot more of it now that Western sanctions have blocked exports from Russia to London and other major gold trading hubs. Reuters reports that, according to Russian export records, some 75.7 metric tons of Russian gold worth $4....

Believers in 1930s Tale Hunt for a River of Gold
Old Map, 1930s Tale Spurs
Modern Hunt for Gold

Old Map, 1930s Tale Spurs Modern Hunt for Gold

'Los Angeles Times' digs into the fabled treasure of Mount Kokoweef in the Mojave Desert

(Newser) - It's a great American yarn. Whether there's any actual gold at the heart of it is a whole other matter. Writing for the Los Angeles Times , Daniel Miller digs into the legend of a veritable river of gold said to exist somewhere in the caverns beneath Mount Kokoweef...

He Went in With Metal Detector, Came Out With $160K in Gold

'I haven't seen a specimen in this amount of gold in my 43 years of prospecting'

(Newser) - A man exploring with a metal detector hit the jackpot, uncovering what a veteran gold prospector calls a "once-in-a-lifetime find." The amateur gold digger, who is remaining anonymous, was searching the goldfields of Australia's Victoria state, site of an 1850s gold rush, when he stumbled upon a...

They Went Underground in Search of Gold, Stayed for Years

Inside South Africa's abandoned gold mines and the zama-zamas who enter them

(Newser) - More than 40% of all the gold ever mined on Earth has come from South Africa's mines—and it's thought that zama-zamas mine about 10% of what the country annually produces each year. That's the name (it roughly translates to "take a chance") that's...

FBI Photos Have One Man Convinced Agency Did Find Gold

Dennis Parada's quest to get more FBI records on Dents Run continues

(Newser) - The court-ordered release of a trove of government photos, videos, maps, and other documents involving the FBI's secretive search for Civil War-era gold has a treasure hunter more convinced than ever of a coverup—and just as determined to prove it. Dennis Parada waged a legal battle to force...

Science May Have a Remedy for Your Fogged-Up Glasses

Researchers say an invisible, super-thin coating of gold could keep lenses heated, fogginess at bay

(Newser) - If you wear eyeglasses, you're unwillingly part of a select club that experiences a particular annoyance whenever the weather gets cold or you have to don a face mask: glasses that fog up. Scientists out of Switzerland, however, are excited about what they say could be the solution to...

Forrest Fenn's Treasure Is Being Sold Piece by Piece

Much of the haul, sold by finder Jack Stuef to a group of buyers, is now on the auction block

(Newser) - If you searched in vain for Forrest Fenn's treasure, you can still get your hands on a piece of it. The mass of gold Jack Stuef discovered somewhere in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming in June 2020, more than a decade after Fenn revealed a trail of clues to...

Hunt for 9 Tons of Lost Gold Leads to ... a Long Story

There are facts, but they may not point to actual lost treasure

(Newser) - There are some verifiable, undeniable facts in this winding story about an alleged lost hoard of Civil War gold. First there's the document describing it, titled "The Lost Gold Ingot Treasure," in the archives at the Military History Institute in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. It tells of a Union...

World Leaders Now Going After Russia's 2nd-Largest Export

G-7 nations will ban gold shipments

(Newser) - President Biden said Sunday in Germany that the US and other Group of Seven nations will ban imports of gold from Russia—Moscow's second largest export after energy. A formal announcement was expected Tuesday as the leaders hold their annual summit. Senior Biden administration officials said banning gold would...

A New Gold Rush in California? Some Think It's Worth It

There's newfound interest in mines shuttered decades ago

(Newser) - If the term "California gold rush" makes you think of the mid-1800s, get ready to be jerked forward in time. In a piece published by the Atlantic , Becki Robins explores the potential birth of a second gold rush in the state through the lens of Rise Gold, a mining...

Treasure Hunters Sue to Find Out If FBI Found Gold

Dennis, Kem Parada think they found gold lost in 1863, told FBI of it

(Newser) - Treasure hunters who believe they located a huge cache of fabled Civil War-era gold in Pennsylvania are now on the prowl for something as elusive as the buried booty itself: government records of the FBI's excavation. Finders Keepers filed a federal lawsuit against the Justice Department over its failure...

High-Profile Data Company Makes Unusual Investment

Palantir buys $51M worth of gold as a hedge against 'black swan event'

(Newser) - In its latest SEC filing, the data analytics firm Palantir revealed what Bloomberg calls an "unusual investment strategy." The company bought $51 million worth of gold bars. "You have to be prepared for a future with more black swan events," chief operating officer Shyam Sankar tells...

Man Seeking Stash of 'Nazi Gold' Killed 4 Relatives

There's no sign stash ever existed

(Newser) - A Frenchman obsessed with a supposed stash of gold hidden from the Nazis has been sentenced to 30 years for murdering and dismembering four family members. Investigators say there is no sign the treasure ever existed. Prosecutors said Hubert Caouissin thought his brother-in-law Pascal Troadec had concealed gold bars that...

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