gold

News

That Guy Who Stole a $1.6M Pot of Gold Doesn't Know Where His Money Is

Julio Nivelo managed to flee the States to Ecuador after the heist without getting caught—but now he says he has "nothing."
Drew Schwartz
2.6.18
gold rush

Niger's Gold Rush Has Turned Bandits into Barons

But, granted rare access to northern Niger's gold fields, we saw how the vast majority of workers aren't benefitting nearly as much as them.
Peter Tinti
1.11.18
VICELAND

2 Chainz Digs Through a $10,000 Luxury Survival Kit on 'MOST EXPENSIVEST'

The VICELAND host went searching for the priciest way to prepare for the apocalypse.
VICE Staff
1.10.18
S-Town

How Brian Reed Made ‘S-Town’

"We just knew we were never bored."
Joel Golby
8.24.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Thieves Stole a Solid-Gold Replica of Neil Armstrong's Lunar Module

Cartier made the 18-karat model back in 1969 as a gift to the first man to walk on the moon.
Drew Schwartz
7.31.17
Culture

Matthew McConaughey Goes For His Second Oscar in the New Trailer for ‘Gold’

Alright, alright, alright.
Amil Niazi
9.23.16
Stuff

Meet the 'Goldbugs' Hoarding Bullion to Prepare for the Next Financial Apocalypse

Did we solve the last economic crisis by storing up an even bigger one for the future?
Gavin Haynes
1.29.16
VICE INTL

Digging into Suriname's Massive and Corrupt Gold Industry

VICE Netherlands went to Suriname to investigate corruption in the country's gold industry, look at the public health concerns caused by mining with mercury, and to meet a powerful ex-rebel leader turned gold baron.
VICE Staff
1.12.16
The Up in Flames Issue

Blood Minerals

"Conflict-free" mineral labels may go against American legal norms.
Mark Hay
12.2.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Man Found a Chunk of Whale Vomit Worth $10,000

The vomit contained ambergris, a substance produced inside whales' stomachs, which can be used to create the musky smell in perfume.
River Donaghey
9.9.15
peru

The Women of Peru’s Illegal Gold Mines

Peruvian photographer Omar Lucas travelled to the town of La Rinconada to spend time with women who spend 11 hours a day panning for gold.
Omar Lucas
7.13.15
Photo

Inside the Gaudy World of Romania's Wealthiest Witches

The country's fortune tellers have much fancier houses than you ever will.
Lucia Sekerková, Words: Robert Alexe
6.19.15