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Thread: Family finds gold nugget worth $24,000

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  1. #1

    Nov 2015
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    Family finds gold nugget worth $24,000

    An Australian family experienced a stroke of good fortune when they found a gold nugget – valued at tens of thousands of dollars – while they were walking their dog on Sunday.

    The family’s father and two daughters, who asked to remain anonymous, were out with their dog, coincidentally named “Lucky,” when they came across the pricey nugget.


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    “I actually walked right past it but my daughter pretty much kicked it as she was walking,” the father told the Bendigo Advertiser.

    “She then goes, ‘Dad, is this gold?’ I said, ‘I think it might be.'”

    The father said they weighed the nugget at a nearby supermarket, as they couldn’t find anywhere to properly weight it. The gold nugget weighed 20 ounces, or 1.25 pounds — a value the family claims could be worth upwards of $24,000 USD.

    “To sell it as a nugget whole, it’s probably worth a little bit more than that,” he told the news outlet.

    “We’ve come on some tough times so it’s really good because we’ve been struggling financially. It couldn’t be better timing really.”

    The family’s “Lucky” find was only the latest time an Australian has been revealed to have discovered a gold nugget.

    In September, a retired man found a roughly seven-pound gold nugget worth an estimated $80,000 in the northern Goldfields of Western Australia.

    He had been searching the area with a metal detector for years, and ultimately took him two hours to dig the nugget out of the ground.
    Last edited by timex; May 14, 2019 at 11:35 AM.
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    Metal Detecting & Hotwheels Collecting

    Sep 2014
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    Nox 600, Tesoro, Bounty Hunter, Deteknix
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    Awesome, lucky is right
    Any day of hunting, whether good or bad is better than not hunting at all

  3. #3

    May 2005
    Drake, Costa Rica
    587 times
    another treasure found, quick call Tom

    and photo is fake, NOT 20 oz
    Last edited by BillA; May 14, 2019 at 01:12 PM.
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    Thank you for sharing!
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  5. #5

    Nov 2015
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    real photos?

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  6. #6

    May 2005
    Drake, Costa Rica
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    there we go

  7. #7
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
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    I agree , the first photo does not show a 20 oz. nugget - the later series of photos are about right .
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  8. #8
    Sep 2004
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    Hi .The find is real I live in the same area . Eaglehawk is only 4 miles from Bendigo TP
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  9. #9

    Mar 2012
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    Just imagine what he might find if he bought a metal detector. Glad he found this good fortune thanks to his daughter.
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