Huge 87 Ounce Gold Nugget Uncovered in Australia

- March 9th, 2015

The Age reported that an Australian prospector has uncovered a gold nugget weighing roughly 87 ounces. He estimated the nugget was worth about $135,000, but expressed hope that a private collector might offer more.

The Age reported that Australian prospector Mick Brown has uncovered a gold nugget weighing roughly 87 ounces. He estimated the nugget was worth about $135,000, but expressed hope that a private collector might offer more. Brown prospects as a hobby, and hopes that his success will inspire others to give prospecting a try.

As quoted in the publication:

Asked what he would do with the money after selling the nugget, Mr Brown said he would take his four daughters and wife out for dinner.

On a more serious note, Mr Brown said he might pay off his tax debt and buy his children a spa bath.

He has named his big find the “fair dinkum nugget” because when people feel its weight they say “fair dinkum this is huge”.

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