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.