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

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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 man..here`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.

    http://www.apmex.com/

  • 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.

  • I hope this guy was smart enough to buy the land where he found the thing before telling anyone about it cause now that its out in the open someone is gonna grab that shit up and find all the gold and make this guy look like a fool for running his big dumb mouth.

  • 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.

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