Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

A MAS­SIVE gold nugget worth at least $110,000 has been un­cov­ered by a prospec­tor in re­mote Western Aus­tralia.

The re­tired man, who didn’t want to be named, said he had been comb­ing the same patch in the north­ern Gold­fields with a metal de­tec­tor for years but struck it lucky with bet­ter tech­nol­ogy.

“When I had fin­ished dig­ging it out I just thought, ‘Oh my God’,” he said of the 3.23kg spec­i­men con­tain­ing 68 troy ounces or 2.11kg of gold.

“It was pretty deep at about 800mm in clay soil so it took more than two hours of care­ful dig­ging to get it out.”

Rob An­der­son, who owns the Prospec­tors Pick in Bun­bury, has known the prospec­tor for a long time and said he was a spe­cial­ist at find­ing deep nuggets. The nugget has been dubbed ‘Duck’s Foot’ be­cause of its shape.

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