A man finds a huge gold nugget worth 150,000 euros in Australia
An Australian hobby prospector made the discovery of his life. He came across a 2.6kg gold nugget in the “Golden Triangle” in Victoria.
The gold was contained in a stone weighing 4.6 kg. The stone was sold to a local gold dealer, Darren Camp. He says the gold is worth more than 148,000 euros. “This is the Once in a lifetimefind,” he says in the Australian media.
The man who found the gold nugget wishes to remain anonymous. According to Camp, the man came up to him a few weeks ago: “He said, ‘I want to show you something.'” Do you think I can get $10,000 for this? “When he had the stone in his hand, Camp immediately felt that you could easily get A$100,000 (€61,000) for it.”
As if the surprise wasn’t big enough, the researcher then reported that this was only half of the stone: the other half was still in the house. “Wow, my wife would be so happy with this,” the prospector is said to have said at the time.
The stone was found in the so-called Golden Triangle, an area between the towns of Ballarat, Bendigo and St. Arnaud in the state of Victoria in southeastern Australia.
Experts estimate that the Victoria gold fields still contain about 2.1 million kilograms of gold. during the Rush to gold About 170 years ago, about 2.2 million kilograms of gold had already been extracted from the ground. Small nuggets of gold are still regularly found today, but 2.6 kilograms in a single stone is something very special.
according to 9 news Did the guy use a cheap metal detector for less than €750:
“Pop culture enthusiast. Unable to type with boxing gloves on. Analyst. Student. Explorer.”