UK's 'largest' gold nugget discovered in Scottish river

Started by gash, December 06, 2019, 11:48:59 am

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A gold hunter claims to have discovered the UK's largest gold nugget in a Scottish river.

The lump of pure gold, which weighs 121.3g (4.2 oz), was unearthed in a mystery location in May this year.

The two pieces form a doughnut shape and could be worth £80,000. The previous largest find, in 2016, was the 85.7g (3oz) Douglas Nugget.

However, gold panning experts are remaining sceptical until its provenance can be confirmed.

The treasure was discovered in two pieces but fits together perfectly, earning it the name The Reunion Nugget.

The gold-panning community is renowned for its secrecy, and the name of the river where it was found has not been revealed. The lucky finder is also remaining anonymous.

Full story here  :  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-50645322
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