After his store bought 'gold detector' indicated there was gold buried in his front yard, Henry Mora (AKA Norm Enrique) proceeded to dig a 60 foot deep hole (that's 5 stories deep!!!) in his front yard to find it. He ended up paying two friends to help him with his ten day long dig until local authorities, acting on a complaint/tip from a neighbor, closed down his mining operation. His home is now legally uninhabitable until he pays for an engineer to properly fill the hole back in.
When asked if he had mineral rights to his property (which most residential land owners do not) he replied "I'm not sure" then added "Next time I'm going to try somewhere in South America rather than my front yard"