Women working as prostitution near the gold mining fields in Suriname can earn up to $2,000 a month.
Many of the prostitutes are paid in gold nuggets. A women stated to the press that she is paid one gram of gold for 20 minuets of sexual activity, and up to 5 grams to spend the entire evening with her customer. She then turns around and sells one gram of gold for $45 (150 Suriname Dollars).
Source: “Prostitution big business in Suriname gold fields,” Stabroek News, January 30, 2012.