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          GOLD FINDS

                 This page is devoted to reported gold finds in Australia.

 

Last weekend (16th - 17th December, 2006) a large gold nugget weighing 110 oz (or just under 3½ kg) was found just near Maryborough in Victoria.

The "Slugget" as it has been nick-named (as it looks like a slug ... but ... being a nugget).  

The size of the gold nugget is about 8" x 4" and about 2" thick.

It was found about a metre deep with a Minelab GPX 4000 metal detector and it is reported that the prospector was using an 18" diameter coil.

It was televised on Channel 7  'News' and 'Sunrise' programmes.

 

 

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19th April, 2006

From:  Helen May  of  Linton, Victoria 

My name is Helen May, thought I would send you a copy of a photo of my husband Graham, he found this 31 gram nugget with my Bounty Hunter Tracker four, his detector, Minelab 3000 was in for repair, so he had to go with the (Bounty Hunter) Tracker, or sit in the car & watch the rest of us, & we could not believe it, there were four of us there, the other guy who had a 3500 machine, walked away in disgust, but you still can`t get the smile off my Graham`s face, biggest nugget he has ever found, found just three weeks ago.

Thank you ,     Helen  

 

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FOSSICKER $200,000 RICHER FOR GOLD FIND

A middle-aged prospector has discovered a 158 ounce gold nugget in Victoria’s central goldfields.

The man found the nugget, valued at more than $200,000, using a hand-held gold detector a month ago.

The Prospectors’ and Miners Association of Victoria confirmed the discovery and said it was found with smaller pieces, which in total were believed to amount to more than 300 ounces.

A 500 ounce piece reportedly was found in sewerage diggings at gold-rich Dunolly last month. With secrecy a high priority for prospectors, the accuracy of that find remains a mystery.

But it is believed the 158 ounce specimen will be profiled in an upcoming trade magazine.

Prospector Tony Mills, who has spoken to the lucky finder, described him as a long-term digger who has enjoyed some good fortune over the years.

"He’s pretty secretive, he has got other bits there were good lumps," Mr. Mills said. "He could very well still be on the spot."

(This report was extracted from The Courier Mail, Brisbane, Queensland on 13th November, 2003)

 

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DIG UNEARTHS NUGGET RUMOUR

Reports that the world’s third-largest gold nugget had been found in a small town’s sewerage system have spread through Victoria’s goldfields like wildfire.

Several prospectors have told of a 500 ounce (14.17 kg) specimen – worth an estimated $370,000 – being uncovered during excavation works for Dunolly’s sewerage system on October 10.

Dunolly is in Victoria’s ‘Golden Triangle’, said to be the world’s richest deposit of alluvial gold. If the sewerage find is true, it would make it the third largest intact piece behind the 845 ounce ‘Hand of Faith’, which was found in 1980, 25 km away at Kingower, and Western Australia’s 819 ounce ‘Normandy Nugget’, found in the 1990’s.

The ‘Welcome Stranger’, at 2316 troy ounces and the world’s largest nugget before it was cut up, was found outside Dunolly at Moliagul in 1869.

Railway Hotel manageress Drina Andrews said prospectors had for weeks spoken about following the Dunolly earthworks using metal detectors at night to scour soil lifted from the freshly dug sewerage trenches.

(This report was extracted from The Courier Mail, Brisbane, Queensland on 18th October, 2003)

 

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$120,000 NUGGET FOUND

A 150 ounce gold nugget valued up to $120,000 was reportedly uncovered at Goldsborough in western Victoria last month. Prospectors and Miners Association of Victoria's Andrew Overton said a long-time Maryborough prospector had unearthed the nugget, but was keen to keep his identity anonymous. Another whopper, weighing more than 300 ounces was dug up at Dunolly two months ago.

(This report was extracted from The Courier Mail, Brisbane, Queensland on 28th October, 2005)

 

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To be continued ….