VIDEO: Lucky prospector finds huge gold nuggetSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 00:22
VIDEO: Lucky prospector finds huge gold nugget
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A gold nugget with an estimated value of more than $300,000 has been unearthed near Ballarat in Victoria's west.
An amateur prospector found the nugget weighing 177 ounces, or 5.5 kilograms, with a metal detector just outside Ballarat in a popular area for prospecting.
The owner of The Mining Exchange Gold Shop in Ballarat, Cordell Kent, said the find was one of the most significant in his 20 years in the business.
"Over that period the sum total of my finds would be just over 100 ounces (2.8 kilograms)," he said.