The Six Billion Dollar Gold Scam


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Episodes: 10

 Jun 16, 2024
I'm enjoying learning about this scandal and it's very interesting how the story unfolds.


It was the biggest gold discovery in history…until it wasn’t. In 1995, Canadian mining company Bre-X announced to the world it had found a significant amount of gold deep in the jungles of Indonesia. Stock prices soared as investors worldwide fought to stake their claim. But when Bre-X’s chief geologist mysteriously fell from a helicopter over the jungle, the story of the billion dollar discovery began to unravel. Nearly three decades later, no one has ever been held accountable. Now, host Suzanne Wilton takes listeners from the jungles of Indonesia to small town Alberta, Canada, to investigate what really happened and find out more about the man behind the biggest goldmine fraud of all time. Produced for the BBC World Service and CBC by BBC Scotland Productions.

Please note, this series contains references to suicide and has some graphic content.

Episode Date
9. The exit strategy
Jul 14, 2024
8. The fall guy
Jul 07, 2024
7. Blame
Jun 30, 2024
6. The end of the bonanza
Jun 23, 2024
5. Waiting for Michael
Jun 16, 2024
4. Prospector of the year
Jun 09, 2024
3. The battle for Busang
Jun 02, 2024
2. The believers
May 26, 2024
1. The fall
May 19, 2024
Introducing The Six Billion Dollar Gold Scam
Apr 30, 2024