5.5 kg Gold nugget found
So it wasn't just ANY metal detector that found the monster gold nugget missed by hundreds ... it was the nifty Minelab GPX-5000, a state-of-the-art metal detector that goes for $5,200.
There we go. Naturally its the monster 'retirement' nuggets we're all after so we best not be too cheap basterds and attempt to save a few bucks on a PoS metal detector from Canadian Tire.
|"A lot of people think Victoria's goldfields are dead and that there's none left, but he (the prospector) has worked in an area where a lot of people have worked in the past but he persisted and he's been rewarded.|
|The largest gold nugget ever found in Alaska at 294.10 Troy Ounces. It was found near Ruby, Alaska in 1998 by a miner as he operated his bulldozer. The nugget rolled off the pile of dirt ahead of the bulldozer blade.|
3,215 troy ounces (of many extra fine 9s) gives us something that otter be worth around $ 5,460,000, at least, if we find one laying around today.
|Not to be outdone in such matters, The Perth Mint in Australia took 18 months and unveiled a 1 tonne, 1,000 kilograms, or 32,150.7466 troy monster coin in late 2011.|
My math makes this baby worth $ 54,655,500 on a real bad day.