LUCKY PROSPEC­TOR UNEARTHS A ‘MON­STER’ 1.4KG NUGGET

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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)

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