LUCKY PROSPECTOR UNEARTHS A ‘MONSTER’ 1.4KG NUGGET
A lucky prospector has struck gold after unearthing a precious and rare find worth almost $100,000.
The anonymous prospector couldn’t believe their good luck when their metal detector uncovered a whopping 1.4 kilogram nugget while hunting for gold in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia’s Goldfields-esperance region recently.
Finders Keepers Gold Prospecting posted photos of the surprising discovery on Facebook last week after a customer brought in their precious find to be valued.
‘What a monster!’ the business posted. ‘1.4 kilo piece found a few weeks ago near Kalgoorlie by a very lucky customer of mine whilst walking the saltbush flats.’
Aspiring prospectors were impressed with the discovery.
‘That’s incredible, what a great find. The eyeballs would have been popping out when the finder got their first glimpse of it,’ one person commented. Nuggets that size are found in the region only a few times a year and usually need heavy machinery to be uncovered, according to Finders Keepers Gold Prospecting owner Matt Cook.
This newly unearthed 1.4 kilogram nugget is valued at almost $100,000 at current gold prices (DM)