The great find of gold
This native gold belongs to the greatest find of gold
made in the Alps in the present day, on Monte Rosa, by
Michael Wachtler, the twins Mario and Lino Pallaoro,
Federico Morelli, Maurizio Petti and Georg Kandutsch. On
that occasion they found about 20 kg of gold. They
started off from a forgotten map by a Swiss scientist,
referring to a find of 40 kg of pure gold in 1908 and
another of 28 kg, in the same place.
Treasure hunting in the Venzuelan Gran Sabana.
In the jungles of the Amazon, on the high, barren
plateaus of the tableland mesas where centimeter-sized
diamonds and big gold crystals have been unearthed. The
area is so inhospitable that companies have never been
able to establish mining operations. This is the Kingdom
of “El Trompo Rojo”. Some Americans named him the
“Jungle Buyer” because he always has the best gold
crystals and diamonds. His real name is Alejandro Stern,
but in Venezuela he is known as “El Trompo Rojo”: this
is how people refer to one of the rarest gems ever
discovered here, the “blood red Diamond”, a single carat
of which can fetch approximately one million dollars.