The Six Billion Dollar Gold Scam

5.0/5

Critic Rating

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...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Jude Rogers • The Guardian May 25, 2024

"...some good old-fashioned fraud...I was sceptical that The Six Billion Dollar Gold Scam would make compelling, multi-episode listening, but quickly became hooked by this tale...this is a rich, vivid story."

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Score: 5

Stephen O. • Podcast Delivery May 20, 2024

"The Six Billion Dollar Gold Scam unravels the colossal deception surrounding the gold deposit discovery in the Indonesian jungle. Narrated by Suzanne Wilton, a journalist who has doggedly followed the story since its unfolding over two decades ago, the podcast promisingly peels back layers of intrigue and human drama."

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