A man armed with a metal detector has been combing gold fields in the Australian state of Victoria for several hours. Suddenly, the metal rod is moved away. The soft melody of the detector’s “whistling” echoes in the silent desert. The Australian dare not hope. His chances of finding a gold nugget are slim. Maybe he’ll find a tacky, rust-eroded piece of metal, but it’s certainly not a rock full of gold. What was this man’s surprise when he started digging. Beneath a thick layer of sand is a rock weighing 4.6 kilos. This big pebble contains gold. Lots of gold. In total, the rock consisted of 2.6 kilograms of the precious metal. The man opens his eyes to the fact that he seems to be able to secure a financial future worthy of the name for the rest of his life.
148 thousand euros for 2.6 kilograms of gold
He immediately went to the Jilong Prospecting Shop to appraise this huge gold nugget. There he meets the landlord and coyly asks him if he thinks he can get “A$10,000” from her. The seller was amazed: “I looked at him and offered him $100,000,” he says Darren Camp into a microphone BBC. The owner was even more amazed because he was used to receiving people who hoped their rocks might contain a little gold but found none. “He took the rock out of his bag and I saw at once the value of this exceedingly enormous treasure. After Darren Camp bought the gold-laden rock from it, the man passed the good news on to his wife. In total, for 2.6 kilograms of gold, the amateur hunter, who wished to remain undisclosed, would receive His identity, at 148 thousand euros, gives a little hope to all researchers who dream of finding a huge nugget of gold in the middle of the desert.
Although such finds are rare, Australia is home to the largest gold reserves in the world and boasts of the largest nuggets ever found. In 2013, about 1 hour from Tarnagulla, a 5.5 kilo nugget buried under 60 centimeters of the ground was discovered. It amounted to 300,000 dollars, or more than 250,000 euros, according to reports capital.
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