‘MONSTER’ $69,000 GOLD NUGGET UNEARTHED BY AMATEUR TREASURE HUNTER

| May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Although it was unearthed several weeks ago, the remarkable find was only revealed on social media last week by a prospecting supply store in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia—a region known for its gold fields.

The nugget weighs approximately three pounds and was discovered roughly 18 inches below some saltbush flats, the BBC reported. “What a monster!” read the store’s Facebook post. “Cha ching! Shiny rock worth heaps!” The store, called “Finders Keepers Gold,” did not immediately respond to Newsweek ’s request for comment.

Matt Cook, who owns the shop, told the BBC the lucky hobbyist came in to show off his find. “It just a bit bigger than a packet of smokes, and the density of it was incredible, so heavy,” Cook said.

Although it’s not unusual for amateur hobbyists to find small traces of gold in this part of Australia, a find of this size is rare. According to the BBC, nuggets on this scale are unearthed by prospectors only a few times a year.

https://www.newsweek.com/gold-australia-treasure-hunt-detector-mining-1430317

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