Urban Gold Miner - New York Post.
A freelance diamond setter hunts for precious gems, gold and diamonds on the gritty sidewalks of NYC.
New York man makes $500 a week from gold in pavement cracks
An unemployed jewellery setter has taken to combing the streets of New York
with a pair of tweezers to cash in on dropped gems and gold.
The streets of New York may not quite be paved with gold. But one man in America is proving that the cracks on Manhattan pavements really can bear riches.
Raffi Stepanian, 43, has begun crawling around the New York 'Diamond District' on his hands and knees, plucking jewels and fragments of precious metals from between the slabs.
Armed with a pair of tweezers, Mr Stepanian, an unemployed diamond setter from Queens, claims to have collected $1,010 (£623) worth in the past fortnight.