australian amateur explorer unearths 5.5-kg gold nugget
An unidentified person, with his hand.
On Wednesday, the gold block was found about 60 cm metres underground near the town of Ballarat.
The value of the nuggets is estimated to be more than $300,000 ($ 315,000)
The Sun reported.
Cordel Kent, owner and dealer of the gold store at Ballarat Mining Exchange, said that before he started digging, the surveyor heard a faint noise from the probe and cleared a pile of dense leaves
\"When he saw the golden flash, he thought he had discovered the hood of the car,\" he said . \"Kent.
\"He cleaned the top and the gold kept expanding. . .
He saw more and more gold. . .
He can\'t believe what he saw . \"
The value of the nuggets is actually about a $282,000, but the premium on the Nuggets has increased because it is rare to find more than a $1 kg. Kent said.
\"I have been doing exploration and dealerships for 20 years and can\'t remember more than 2 gold nuggets at the last time.
8 kg people were found locally.
The discovery is unique, with the longest 220mm, 140mm wide, and the deepest 45mm.
He said the discovery would add to the enthusiasm of existing and new explorers for gold in Ballarat and central Victorian --fields.