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    http://www.yahoo.com/news/prospector...031848166.html

    in Victoria, Australia, a huge 145 ounce gold nugget was found by a prospector with his Minelab metal detector. Estimate value: $250,000 Australian, or US $190,710. gold nuggets are generally worth more than their melted weight as they are collector's items, fetching far more than the melt value of the gold.

    way to go there with "Friday's Joy" nugget

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    Originally posted by commanding View Post
    http://www.yahoo.com/news/prospector...031848166.html

    in Victoria, Australia, a huge 145 ounce gold nugget was found by a prospector with his Minelab metal detector. Estimate value: $250,000 Australian, or US $190,710. gold nuggets are generally worth more than their melted weight as they are collector's items, fetching far more than the melt value of the gold.

    way to go there with "Friday's Joy" nugget
    so it is saying there are plenty of nuggets lying around?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by thounaojamtom View Post
      so it is saying there are plenty of nuggets lying around?
      there are gold nuggets and gold dust in areas where gold has traditionally been found. high on the list: Alaska, Australia, California, etc. there is even some gold still found in Nevada, and other locations, like the Klondike, Yukon, Canada.

      my gold nugget:

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      • #4
        Brevard Treasure Hunter Larry Bacola Discovers Gold Rings From 1715 Sunken Fleet

        link: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2016/09/v...ngs-from-1715/

        photo of 2 rings: http://spacecoastdaily.com/wp-conten...SURE-580-1.jpg

        “The rings were probably from Scotland as that is where the sunken ship came from,” said Bacola, who dives for six months and works with Brevard Solar for the other six months of the year.
        “These gold rings were from a ship that sank in 1715 and the rings pre-date that, so they are very old. You can see how small the person’s finger must have been and the people were also a lot smaller back then.”
        The salvage team anchors off the beach and uses the boat props to uncover layers of sand down to the bedrock.
        “We then use metal detectors to search,” said Bacola.

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        • #5
          Cheshire England....2,000 year old Roman silver and carnelian gemstone pendant found by metal detectorist....beautiful color photo of the pendant shown, pendant portrays a gladiator holding a shield against a panther/lion.
          link: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-37521051

          An amateur treasure hunter has found a rare 2,000-year-old Roman pendant in a field in a Cheshire village.
          Luke Sansom was searching with a metal detector in Farndon, near Chester, when he stumbled across the silver piece.
          Made with carnelian gemstone, it features a fallen soldier or gladiator holding a shield towards what appears to be a large cat or panther.
          Cheshire assistant coroner Dr Janet Napier declared to find to be treasure at an inquest at Warrington Town Hall.
          The pendant will now be valued by the British Museum.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by commanding View Post
            Cheshire England....2,000 year old Roman silver and carnelian gemstone pendant found by metal detectorist....beautiful color photo of the pendant shown, pendant portrays a gladiator holding a shield against a panther/lion.
            link: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-37521051
            that is really beautiful

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            • #7
              Originally posted by blackcatnursery View Post

              that is really beautiful
              yes sir, I think it is stunning, never seen anything like it.

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              • #8
                Rare gold coin worth £250,000 found in toy treasure chest

                http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a7381441.html

                that in US dollars is about $350,000. the guy is a laborer and had the coin for 30 years and never had it appraised before. Sheeesh.


                A man has discovered that a gold coin given to him by his grandfather 30 years ago -- and which he kept in a toy treasure box -- is worth an estimated £250,000.
                The man, a 35-year-old labourer, had given several coins to his four-year-old son to play with -- but then decided to get them valued.
                A specialist then told him one was the Queen Anne 'Vigo' five guinea gold coin, one of Britain's rarest.
                photo of coin......http://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs...-vigo-coin.jpg

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                • #9
                  http://phys.org/news/2016-11-monster...ite-texas.html

                  760 lb meteorite found in Clarendon, Texas in 2015 recently classified and sold to the TCU campus Monning Meteorite collection. great photos of a stony meteorite.

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                  • #10
                    760lbs? Almost as big as the fragments of the meteorite that struck Russia in 2013. Crazy.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by muck View Post
                      760lbs? Almost as big as the fragments of the meteorite that struck Russia in 2013. Crazy.
                      yes did you see the photos of it on the article, it is gigantic. funny part was the man's horse just stopped right in front of the meteorite and wouldn't move. like the horse knew something was amiss.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by commanding View Post

                        yes did you see the photos of it on the article, it is gigantic. funny part was the man's horse just stopped right in front of the meteorite and wouldn't move. like the horse knew something was amiss.
                        Yeah, I wonder what exactly happened there inside the animal's head?

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