Gold nugget worth £80,000 found in UK river



The largest gold nugget ever found in the UK has been unearthed in a Scottish river by a treasure hunter.
According to The Times, a diver discovered the 22-karat, 121.3g (4.27oz) lump of gold in May this year. The diver was using a method called “sniping”, which “sees the prospector use a snorkel, dry suit and hand tools to search the riverbed”.
The item, which was in two pieces that fit together, has been called the Reunion Nugget and is thought to be worth £80,000.
The BBC reports that the previous largest find, in 2016, was the 85.7g (3oz) Douglas Nugget, adding that gold panning experts... read more

 
5 December 2019 in Auto, Views: 163
Source: The Week
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