Man Makes Living 'Prospecting' Diamond District
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
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He's a lone prospector on the streets of Manhattan's Diamond District. His tools - tweezers and a butter knife. Where gold and diamond dealers ply their trade, Raffi Stepanian scrapes up bits of gold, diamonds and rubies that fall from their clothing and shoes. He told the New York Post a week of urban panning earned him more than $800. Now that he's made the news, though, this prospector may have to fight off a gold rush.
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