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(New Zealand Herald)   Taking home a little sand from work is usually not a big deal ... unless you work in a gold mine   (nzherald.co.nz) divider line 11
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2013-10-20 07:49:31 AM
My uncle worked in a gold mine. They give you your work clothes in the locker when you get in, and you change out of them at the end of the day and the company reclaims the gold dust. Not sure sure why this company is not doing exactly that. Or did he transfer the sand somehow?
 
2013-10-20 09:26:19 AM
Youth today, can't even steal properly, morons...
 
2013-10-20 09:30:18 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: My uncle worked in a gold mine. They give you your work clothes in the locker when you get in, and you change out of them at the end of the day and the company reclaims the gold dust. Not sure sure why this company is not doing exactly that. Or did he transfer the sand somehow?


He needs a vagina, I've heard sand is quite safe there.
 
2013-10-20 10:49:22 AM
Where'd they hide it?

Cymbal: He needs a vagina, I've heard sand is quite safe there.


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-10-20 12:59:14 PM
Ah, the Johnny Cash "One Piece at a Time" method.
 
2013-10-20 01:22:53 PM
You're going to have to bring a few dumptrucks full of sand to get much gold out of it. Typically a couple of grams per tonne of material processed.

So it's less "he's walking home with riches" than "if you steal a penny, you're still a thief".

Also, panning for gold is fun. Like fishing. You spend all day in nature, enjoying the sun and beer and then when the weekend's over you go back to your regular job.
 
2013-10-20 11:57:59 PM
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/disapproves
 
2013-10-21 03:23:19 AM

WordsnCollision: /disapproves


Frick!
 
2013-10-21 06:47:33 AM
A guy I knew when I was in the jewelry trade ran a production shop back in the seventies, and caught one of his polishers stealing from him. This guy would rough out the original castings, clean them up with a file and/or grinder, and do misc. stuff like pound rings round on a mandrel before they got finished further.
He had long, greasy blonde hair - and all the while he was running his hands through his hair, then sticking his greasy hands in his catch tray, then back to his hair - all day long. Then he'd wash his hair out at night.
Got caught because the guy he was taking the gold to knew my friend, and ratted the guy out to him.
 
2013-10-21 10:01:32 AM

StopLurkListen: You're going to have to bring a few dumptrucks full of sand to get much gold out of it. Typically a couple of grams per tonne of material processed.

So it's less "he's walking home with riches" than "if you steal a penny, you're still a thief".


While he didn't manage to steal much, the article suggests the sand was partially processed, so potentially more concentrated.
 
2013-10-21 12:00:22 PM

jso2897: A guy I knew when I was in the jewelry trade ran a production shop back in the seventies, and caught one of his polishers stealing from him. This guy would rough out the original castings, clean them up with a file and/or grinder, and do misc. stuff like pound rings round on a mandrel before they got finished further.
He had long, greasy blonde hair - and all the while he was running his hands through his hair, then sticking his greasy hands in his catch tray, then back to his hair - all day long. Then he'd wash his hair out at night.
Got caught because the guy he was taking the gold to knew my friend, and ratted the guy out to him.


That's...actually pretty clever. Sell the gold out of state and you won't get caught.
 
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