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Man finds $300,000 gold nugget after 30 years of searching

Discussion in 'Gold Silver (All things Metal)' started by Goldhedge, May 30, 2017.



  1. Goldhedge

    Goldhedge Modal Operator/Moderator Site Mgr Site Supporter

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  2. latemetal

    latemetal Platinum Bling Platinum Bling

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    I don't think I'd want to sell it ever.
     
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  3. hammerhead

    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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    The problem with metals is wanting to have your cake and eating it too.

    Could charge admission to see it.
     
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    the_shootist The war is here on our doorstep! Midas Member Site Supporter ++

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    30 years and all he got was a $300K gold nugget?
     
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    CrimsonGuardJay Silver Member Silver Miner

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    I'm pretty sure he had a regular job and casually did metal detecting, maybe more when he retired...

    If he literally spent 30 years of his life, and wasted his best years exclusively e
     
  6. GOLDBRIX

    GOLDBRIX God,Donald Trump,most in GIM2 I Trust. OTHERS-meh Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    Is it just me or does Australia and Australians seem to find more big Gold nuggets than anywhere else in the world ?
     
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    stAGgering Silver Miner Seeker

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    $300,000 AUD before taxes, to be spent upon mortgage ? and bathroom ?
    Ok on the bathroom, but @ 68... paying debt down for who ?... Asian Mail wife ?
    Digging eternal value, and blowing it on the system, sad.
    Seemed quite amiable and I do wish him well, may his success continue.
    Sincerely hope he purchased Perth Mint metals for his and others future of fathomable needs.


    Me, would have sold cash or gold & silver coin trade.
    Or cash, then over the counter coin purchases --- NO TRACE.
    Then gone and looked for more comfortably, knowing if and when were covered.
    However, I am not as old as he is, nor look as if I need medical attention, looks can be deceiving.
    At least he was using a Minelab, not some Garreturd AT-HO or XP Douche !
     
  8. stAGgering

    stAGgering Silver Miner Seeker

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    Study the geological history, view absence of topsoil, consider rate of erosion, and then source of gold nuggets.
    Similar to finding meteorites on the Antartica ice sheets.
     
  9. southfork

    southfork Mother Lode Found Mother Lode

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    Mistake letting people know, now .gov will want some, should have broken it in pieces and sold it here and there. Not to mention long lost friends and family will appear out of woodwork
     
  10. Goldhedge

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    It's true because gold is so heavy it always sinks to the bottom....?
     
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    Huh...Lookit that...
    Irons looks a lot older than I have always thought...
    Just saying.
     
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    There should be a premium because it's so big. He should have kept his mouth shut too, but I guess he wanted the glory.

    I almost had that kind of luck today when I took a big dump after I got home from work after being constipated for 2 days. Ran out of paper though. Snake eyes!
     
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  13. latemetal

    latemetal Platinum Bling Platinum Bling

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    Probably finding little stuff all along, and then the PAYDAY...good for him.
     
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    Id want that exact specific gold to be minted in to 24k coin.
     
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    GOLDBRIX God,Donald Trump,most in GIM2 I Trust. OTHERS-meh Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    24kt would be very soft. Subject to scratches, dings, and bending.
    That's the reason most countries place a little Silver/Copper mix into their minted Gold Coins, and most pure 24kt gold coins are placed in hard plastic holders and sealed for protection.
     
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    It is worth way more as a nugget than just the value of the Gold.
    Good for him, he earned the feck out of it I am in awe.

    But, I guarantee he is back out there looking for the next one. We crazy Gold hunters crave the thrill of the chase.
    Having your plans and ideas pan out and putting yourself in the exact spot to score is what we live for.

    I am incredibly thankful that for 150+ years people have left tens of thousands of Gold nuggets in the form of jewelry in Michigan's lakes and beaches for me to find. A born Gold hunter without a place to find Gold is not a happy person.

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  17. Mujahideen

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    No one is going to be molesting my gold other than me.

    I'm just not a fan of unrefined PMs.
     
  18. GOLDBRIX

    GOLDBRIX God,Donald Trump,most in GIM2 I Trust. OTHERS-meh Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    I bet you would be if you seen how much museums and collectors are willing to pay for native specimens. Well above SPOT.
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Yep. Big nuggets don't get melted like the old days there are people lined up to buy them for collections.

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  20. Mujahideen

    Mujahideen Black Member Midas Member

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    Big gold nuggets to me look like something god would metaphysically shit.

    IMG_0402.JPG

    I guess I'd sell it and buy coin,
     
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    Inca's called them tears of the sun. Some folks believe the Gold fields of Australia and South Africa are the result of giant meteor hits way back when. If so the giant nuggets in Oz are literally the droplets of a massive Golden splash.

    . aponder.jpg
     
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    CrimsonGuardJay Silver Member Silver Miner

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    Not entirely true, 24kt gold is soft, however it is still a metal, I've seen a buffalo that's been loose and used as a prop for years grouped with other coins and handled, and it was still in great shape, with no real noticeable dings or scratches, and it won't discolor like an eagle which is blended with copper will.
     

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