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, after being granted rare access to northern Niger's goldfields, 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
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

​Canadian Mint Employee Accused of Stealing $135,000 in Gold via His Ass

Luxury living.
Jake Kivanc
9.21.16
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

Why Companies Aren't Required to Label Their Products 'Conflict-Free'

This August, a court ruled that labeling goods made using minerals from warlord-controlled mines is a matter of opinion on moral responsibility, not a factual statement relevant to investors.
Mark Hay
12.18.15
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
9.8.15
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
Stuff

Queensland’s Stolen $50k Meteorite Is Still Missing

The manager of the museum it was snatched from says she's sure the rare rock is in the hands of a meteorite fanatic, and she's losing hope of getting it back.
Hannah Scholte
6.15.15