The retired man, who doesn’t wish to be named to protect his identity, says he’s been combing the same patch in the northern Goldfields with a metal detector for years, but struck it lucky with better technology.
‘When I had finished digging it out, I just thought “Oh my god”,’ he said of the find, a 3.23kg specimen containing 68 troy ounces or 2.11kg of gold.
A massive gold nugget worth at least $110,000 has been uncovered by a prospector in remote Western Australia
‘It was pretty deep at about 800mm in clay soil so it took more than two hours of careful digging to get it out.’
The prospector used a state-of-the-art Minelab GPZ 7000 detector to make his discovery.