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Man Finds 11-Lb, $300K Gold Nugget w/ Metal Detector


A prospector in Victoria, Australia, unearthed a 177oz (~11-lb) gold nugget he found using nothing but a metal detector (oh yeah? Well I found gold using nothing but a pan and my own two eyes!). The gold itself is worth just under $300,000 by weight, but the piece will likely be sold for significantly more due to it's unique nature. Man, why couldn't I have been the one to find a giant gold nugget? You know how much different my life would be like if that had been me? "The exact but with a replica of the golden idol from 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark' on your mantle?" Haha, yeah. Maybe break down and get myself a microwave too.

Hit the jump for a video of brobro showing the thing off.

Thanks to Rev Dr Dom, who I invited on a gold-prospecting trip this weekend but in reality we're just going to get super drunk and sing sounds real loud.

There are Comments.
  • Oh you lucky`s my number....

  • luxlucetintenebris

    I thought it was a pizza slice!

  • Dan Pearson

    F*** my life

  • Jeff Riechers

    Mmm, now I want cornbread.

  • Mike

    Current price of gold on international market --- 1oz = ~$1,687.00

    Weight of gold nugget found ---- 1,770 oz

    Geekologie math --- 1,770 oz x $1,687 = $300,000

    Real world math ---- 1,770 oz x $1,687 =$2,985,990

  • It's 177 oz (11 lb) not 1770 oz which, I assume, nobody can "just" hold in their hands ;-)

  • westmclarenmerc

    Please apply cold water to burned areas.

  • wanderwanderwherewhy

    You're making silly mistakes. Yes, gold is worth ~$1687 for 10 ounces. Clearly it means that one 1 oz = $168.70. So then 1770 oz x 168.70 = $298599. Or approximately $300,000. It sure sounds like "real world math" is a bit inflated.

  • surely you all know that this makes no sense since they are using conventional OZ measuring . standard cooking weight and normal weights use the 16 oz = 1 lb method. precious metals use a complete different standard called troy OZ . which is 12 troy oz = 1 lb . so really this story doesn't add up !!! the 177 oz would weigh-in at 14.75 lbs, just saying

  • magic math

    Nope, 1689.20$ per oz.

  • That is true ... however it is only 177 oz and not 1770 as michael ward wrote ...

  • Mike

    You mean which the author of this article wrote.

  • You wrote "1,770 oz" while the article states "177oz" next to "~11-lb" which matches the 177 oz. You missread, sorry if it was rude to point that out ...

    AND: you also used math incorrectly. If 10 oz are $1,687 (as you wrote) than 1,770 oz are $298,599. But it's not 1,770 oz and the $1,687 is the price for just ONE oz.

  • Work it into a solid gold Pikachu and BAM! Doubles its value.

  • Girgear

    LOL Corrs.

  • n_a_a_s

    definitely going to have garlic bread with spaghetti dinner tonight

  • Steph

    That looks really delicious.

  • he should totally make a shirt out of it. Bitches love gold shirts, ask that other dude.

  • Isaac King

    I came to make the same comment. Hats off to you.

  • Gold isn't ferromagnetic. I call BS

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