With people spilling their precious metals all over the Diamond District—which is more of a fine gem ghetto—one man has taken to the street to extract their droppings. Meet Raffi Stepanian. Quoted at length by the New York Post, the urban “prospector” took the tabloid on a sidewalk excavation. Although it’s not clear how much he made on that outing, in less than a week, the miner claims he raked in over $800, which should motivate just enough copycats to ruin his chances of that ever happening again.