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

January 17, 2013


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.

  • Oh you lucky`s my number....

  • luxlucetintenebris

    I thought it was a pizza slice!

  • Dan Pearson

    F*** my life

  • Yaboistucco

    Mmm, now I want cornbread.

  • Nevyan

    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.

  • Girgear

    LOL Corrs.

  • n_a_a_s

    definitely going to have garlic bread with spaghetti dinner tonight

  • Ira

    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

  • Idlethoughts

    Metal detectors emit a magnetic field and detect the resulting electric fields that metals give off, allowing them to detect any good conductors of electrical current. Gold, as it happens, is very good at conduction, that's why it's used in circuitry.

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