A California couple recently discovered $10 million in gold coins buried in their backyard. You can dig around your own house if you want to--make sure you check with the utility companies first--but you might have better luck if you attend the current installment of the Brown Bag Lecture series.
Father and daughter team Charles and Melissa Osgood will be on hand at the Idaho State Historical Museum to inform amateur gold diggers about the riches buried in them thar hills. Charles has a working knowledge of Owyhee diamond lore and Melissa makes jewelry inspired by natural elements. Perhaps if you listen intently, you might glean the exact spots where a bevy of precious gems await, or you can leave the digging to others and purchase one of Melissa's creations. And if you happen to know a girl whose best friends are diamonds, you could wow her with reciting interesting facts about diamond folklore. Think about it: Admission is only a few bucks and by attending the lecture, you could improve yourself by adding to your knowledge base and maybe by learning where some bling is buried. That's an investment, friends.