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Amateur gold hunter finds $250k nugget using budget metal detector

By T.K. Randall
March 29, 2023 · Comment icon 2 comments

Some gold nuggets can be worth a fortune. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 James St. John
The man had been combing the wilds of Victoria, Australia in search of the oft-sought precious metal.
It's not every day that you happen to come across an object worth a quarter of a million dollars, but that's exactly what happened to one lucky gold-hunter recently when he went searching for the valuable metal in the famous 'Golden Triangle' region of Victoria, Australia.

Believing that the nugget might be worth around $10,000, he took it to Lucky Strike Gold in Geelong for valuation and was surprised to find that it was worth many times that amount.

"It's one of those life-changing pieces," gold trader Darren Kamp told 9 News.
"When he dropped it into my hand my jaw dropped with it. I've been in the gold industry for 43 years and it's the biggest gold specimen I've seen."

"You see big specimens found by big companies underground... but to find it with a detector, it's the biggest one I've seen."

The discovery proves that there is still a lot of gold out there, just waiting to be found.

"If it's got your name on it, you'll find it," said Kamp.



Source: Lad Bible | Comments (2)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Guyver 1 year ago
A real lucky strike!  What got me was the next story - the brown spiders still alive at the bottom of someone’s pool in their backyard!  Still alive, and still poisonous, just floating around in the water!  Yikes.  How about going for a dip on a hot afternoon only to have one of those things land on your face!   Aaaaagggghhhttt.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Jaded1 1 year ago
Budget detector? He's swinging a Minelab GPX pulse induction machine (which is a purpose-built gold detector, rather than a run-of-the-mill metal detector) which starts off at around £4000 (depending on which model he's using) in the first clip. They then go on to say that he found it using the Equinox 800, which retails at £899 over here (or used to be when I bought mine a few years ago). The Equinox 800 is definitely NOT a budget machine! A budget machine is a cheap, knock-off, Chinese £50 detector that you get from Amazon. Even the budget range for true multi-frequency Minelab detectors ... [More]


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