GOLD NUGGET FOUND WITH METAL DETECTOR
Thursday January 17th, 2013
HUGE GOLD NUGGET FOUND WITH METAL DETECTOR
A rare 5kg gold nugget has been unearthed by an amateur prospector in Australia. The man who has remained unidentified found the nugget with an estimated six figure value whilst searching the popular site in Ballarat using a metal detector.
Thought to be one of the biggest finds in the area for over twenty years the $300,00 plus Y shaped deposit was hidden just over two feet beneath the surface.
The town’s gold shop owner, Cordell Kent said, 'A lot of people think Victoria’s goldfields are dead and that there’s none left, but he has worked in an area where a lot of people have worked in the past and he’s been rewarded... We have 800 prospectors on our books and only a couple of those have ever found a nugget over 100oz... There have only been one or two big pieces and they were found a long time ago... There’s nothing like digging up money, it’s good fun.'
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