Raffi Stepanian struck gold by ‘mining’ the sidewalks in Manhattan’s Diamond District for the tiny bits of gold, platinum and rare gems that fall from the clothes of workers when they leave their shops. His discovery nets him around $300 a day.

“The streets of 47th Street are literally paved with gold.”

Watch the urban prospector use tweezers, a brush and a butter knife to pan for gold from the sidewalk in the videos below.

[via Gothamist]