Tasmania’s Crazy Gold Law: You Can Find It, But The Government Keeps It
In historical gold rushes in the US it was taken for granted that finders are keepers and losers are weepers. If you find the gold, you get to keep it all. But what if you were just collecting gold on behalf of the government? That's the state of prospecting in Tasmania, an island state of Australia in the South Pacific, thanks to a strange 1995 law.