Mammoth 2.8 kilogram gold nugget up for sale

One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Weighing in at more than 2.8kg, the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of around $NZ450,000. The nugget's owner asked dealer Don Kagin to keep his name and...

Mammoth 2.8 kilogram Gold Nugget

Nobel’s border blitz comedy gold

When the Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt was asked at airport security if anyone had given him an item to carry on board, he had to confess that someone had: the King of Sweden. The astrophysicist, who won the Nobel in 2011, was stopped when his prize medal - made from gold worth US$10,000...

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World’s most expensive burger

A restaurant in Chelsea has found a not-so-novel way to celebrate excess: by claiming to have created the world’s most expensive burger, embellished with gold leaf, lobster and caviar. Priced at £1,100/NZD2,263.83 (or £1237.50/NZD2,546.80 with service), the burger took three...

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Sell Platinum Crucibles

Gold Smart buys all Platinum labware, which include Platinum Crucibles, Platinum Moulds, Platinum Dishes, Platinum Tweezers, Platinum Spatulas, Platinum Stirring Rods, Platinum Inoculating Loops, Platinum Cones, Platinum Triangles, Platinum Electrode, Platinum-tipped Tongs, Platinum Trays, in any...

China: Shopping centre paves walk with gold bars

The streets have been paved with gold at a shopping centre in China where a walkway has been built using real 24-carat bars. The walk at the indoor precinct in Yichang, in Hubei province, consists of 606 shiny yellow bricks, worth $32m (£20m) in total, the Chinanews.com website reports. The...

Shopping centre paves walk gold bars

How much will the 18 karat gold Apple Watch cost?

Apple will be releasing three versions of the Apple Watch early next year, with the high-end model available in 18 karat gold. The company has announced a starting price of $349 for an entry-level Apple Watch, but has remained mum so far about how much the gold one will cost. According to the...

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There’s gold in them beaches…and books

There's never been a better time to become a treasure hunter. Hundreds of treasure hunters descended on the U.K's seaside town of Folkestone over the weekend in search of gold bullion which had been buried there as part of an art installation. Meanwhile, U.S. author James Frey has hidden $3...

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‘Cold war’ over Crimean gold

An Amsterdam museum is caught in the middle of a proxy fight between Russia, Ukraine and the West. Amsterdam, The Netherlands - A golden helmet with the silhouettes of soldiers engraved. Ancient jewels, coins and caskets that are hundreds of years old sit at the University of Amsterdam's...

War Crimean Gold

$900 for a cupcake? This one’s topped with gold

The cupcake craze has come and gone. But the three-figure cupcake craze may be just beginning. A Toronto bakery recently whipped up a $900 cupcake for a customer who wanted to buy "something special" for his wife's 40th birthday. It's now offering the extravagant confection to the...

$900 Gold Cupcake

This man’s pure gold shirt is worth $213,000

James Bond's rival had a golden gun. This school dropout is acquiring a golden shirt that weighs four kilograms and costs a staggering Rs.1.30 crore (USD 213,000). But then, Pankaj Parakh, a school dropout who made his fortune from his garment fabrication business and who is a corporator to...

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