2 Pound Gold Nugget!!
2 Pound Gold Nugget!! by Liam Sheasby for Bullion by Post
TDC Note – What an awesome nugget. If I found something like this you would never know until it was time for it to go to auction. I most certainly would not publish images on instagram and fakebook for the world to know. It is a thing of beauty.
These large nuggets like this usually carry a pretty hefty premium.
An anonymous gold hunter has discovered a 1.4 kilogram gold nugget near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. The hobbyist reportedly found the lump of gold in saltbush flats near the town, approximately 18 inches below the surface.
The nugget – weighing 45 troy ounces (2 pounds13 ounces) – is worth £45,132 based on the live spot price, which equates to A$83,125. While there are several such finds each year, the size of this nugget and the rarity of it could mean that the value surpasses $100,000 if the item goes to auction.
Photos of the gold were put online by Matt Cook – the owner of Kalgoorlie’s Finders Keepers Gold Prospecting store. The anonymous hobbyist is believed to have bought his kit from Cook’s store and returned to the shop to show off his find. Cook posted on the shop’s Facebook page about the exciting find and hinted that this was a payday for the experienced prospector.