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

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

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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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$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 !
 

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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 ?
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.
 

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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
 

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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 ?
It's true because gold is so heavy it always sinks to the bottom....?
 

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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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Id want that exact specific gold to be minted in to 24k coin.
 

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Id want that exact specific gold to be minted in to 24k coin.
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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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.
No one is going to be molesting my gold other than me.

I'm just not a fan of unrefined PMs.
 

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I'm just not a fan of unrefined PMs.
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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I bet you would be if you seen how much museums and collectors are willing to pay for native specimens. Well above SPOT.
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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I bet you would be if you seen how much museums and collectors are willing to pay for native specimens. Well above SPOT.
Big gold nuggets to me look like something god would metaphysically shit.

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I guess I'd sell it and buy coin,
 

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



I guess I'd sell it and buy coin,
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.

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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.
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.