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Post  spinna on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:12 am

Just been reported on local ABC radio of a lucky find this week for a metal detector operator in the Ballarat area.

177 oz water worn nugget.

To view the nugget go to google ABC Ballarat Facebook. Short video of Cordel Kent (Prop. Gold Centre Ballarat) holding the nuggy.

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Post  ALE-76 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:30 am

Wow!Congrats to who ever found that! Reckon I'd probably die of a heart attack if I found anything like that Laughing !Here is a link from u tube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiAnhfZ9HKI

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177 oz nugget Ballarat area

Post  wombatroo on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:37 am

Omg that is amazing. Puts the wind in your sails to get back out there, heat or not:)Smile
Hope it's someone on our forum who found it. Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  shiraz on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:43 am

Now let's see, scratch 177 oz x $1600.00 approx. =












http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kTWoN-gnLA8



Where's that bottle?


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Post  kon61 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:21 pm



Don't forget the additional premium price a slug that size and shape will also attract shiraz. I do hope the buyers get a permit to sell it overseas for they'll be grossly short changed for it here. Laughing What a Face

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Post  getascripter on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:23 pm

Nice cool half mill I should think?? Ah .... Why? Why? Why NOT ME?????? lol! lol! lol!

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Post  Jack outwest on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:31 pm

Yummy ! I would buy it to keep it here if i had the $$$

This is sad Crying or Very sad
The largest gold nugget 'officially' reported as having been found in New Zealand weighed just over 99 ounces and was discovered on the West Coast near Ross in 1909. It was named the “Hon. Roddy”, after the then Minister of Mines, the Hon. Roderick McKenzie. Soon after being found the “Hon. Roddy” was bought by the New Zealand Government and then given as a gift to the British Royal Family. Upon arrival in England it was melted down to be made into a tea service for use in Buckingham Palace .

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Post  phoenix on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:34 pm

incredible Shocked

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Post  shiraz on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:36 pm

Jack outwest wrote:Yummy ! I would buy it to keep it here if i had the $$$

This is sad Crying or Very sad
The largest gold nugget 'officially' reported as having been found in New Zealand weighed just over 99 ounces and was discovered on the West Coast near Ross in 1909. It was named the “Hon. Roddy”, after the then Minister of Mines, the Hon. Roderick McKenzie. Soon after being found the “Hon. Roddy” was bought by the New Zealand Government and then given as a gift to the British Royal Family. Upon arrival in England it was melted down to be made into a tea service for use in Buckingham Palace .

Don't start me Jack!

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177ounce nugget found near ballarat.

Post  Guest on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:37 pm

wow!thats a monster!!! whens the next flight to ballarat????Smile

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Post  shiraz on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:42 pm

blisters wrote:wow!thats a monster!!! whens the next flight to ballarat????Smile

Hey blisters when someone tells you where it was supposedly found, aren't you supposed to do a 180 degree turn and look in the other direction? lol!

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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:57 pm

How good is that!
I reckon as more of the goldfields are depleted of targets,all that will be left are high trash areas and big screamer signals.
Most likely some of those big screamers are beautiful big nuggets like this one. Cool

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Post  Ash100456 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:02 pm

WOW ! What a beauty, Congrats to the finder !
Cheers
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Post  Ren's Patch on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:38 pm

I don't know about any of you guys but if you find something that size wouldn't you go home and celebrate! bounce drunken .... Then lay low for a while and absolutely flog that area you found it Question Not drive the nugget around and start showing people Suspect ......... Good time now to sell a detector.......

What an awesome looking nugget........Lucky, Lucky, Lucky



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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:51 pm

yeah hey shiraz thats how it normaly works:) being even in the right state would be a start!be nice it was one of the forum members!Smile theres enough of them down that way.

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Post  Ren's Patch on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:55 pm

blisters wrote:yeah hey shiraz thats how it normaly works:) being even in the right state would be a start!be nice it was one of the forum members!Smile theres enough of them down that way.

Hmmmm, one of them from down that way has been doing real well lately, he left the forum a few days ago!!!!! Suspect Suspect

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re 177 ounce nugget found near ballarat.

Post  Guest on Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:22 pm

true ren?hey come on you ballarat blokes give us the oil.Smile

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The next big find. Congrats!

Post  cabletie on Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:32 pm

http://youtu.be/wiAnhfZ9HKI

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Post  OLD SALT on Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:34 pm

Just exceptional , what a great find.

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Post  non_fiction on Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:39 pm

Ballarat they say , that must mean Yandoit

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Post  cabletie on Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:48 pm

I believe there are still big nuggets no matter which town in the gold fields you are it. Just at greater depth or in that mountain over there or under someones house that has been built on old gold country or a slab of concrete where the new shed is going, we just dont know!

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Post  ARARAT on Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:50 pm

Big nuggy - Nobody is talking Wink


BALLARAT Gold Shop owner Cordell Kent has confirmed a 177 ounce gold nugget was found near Ballarat yesterday.

claims to have been found with a hand held metal detector at a depth of 60cm.

The nugget, named Destiny, weighed 3.66kg and was discovered in the Golden Triangle region of Ballarat, Bendigo and Stawell. << general area Laughing


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Post  Mike54 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:08 pm

Sure is a very nice lump and congrats to the finder.. Very Happy .. Just shows even newbies can find the big ones... Just got to walk over it and dig it up... Laughing

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Post  onthehunt on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:16 pm

cabletie wrote:I believe there are still big nuggets no matter which town in the gold fields you are it. Just at greater depth or in that mountain over there or under someones house that has been built on old gold country or a slab of concrete where the new shed is going, we just dont know!

The VIC goldfields alone have such massive areas, that when I drive through there, I think surely metal detectors have not been over most of this ground. I would be suprised if theres been metal detectors over even 5% of the goldfields land.

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Post  ARARAT on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:21 pm

Mike54 wrote: Just shows even newbies can find the big ones..

Hi Mike54, Newbies do seem to walk over the big ones ... affraid

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Post  cabletie on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:23 pm

onthehunt wrote:
cabletie wrote:I believe there are still big nuggets no matter which town in the gold fields you are it. Just at greater depth or in that mountain over there or under someones house that has been built on old gold country or a slab of concrete where the new shed is going, we just dont know!

The VIC goldfields alone have such massive areas, that when I drive through there, I think surely metal detectors have not been over most of this ground. I would be suprised if theres been metal detectors over even 5% of the goldfields land.
Hey lad thats a motivating thing too say. makes me glad that i live on its door step!

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The Kangaroo Nugget

Post  Firefly on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:44 pm

The 'Kangaroo nugget'. That is what is looks like to me. What a fantastic find. Well done!


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Post  ARARAT on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:45 pm

“He rushed to tell his wife when he found it and she didn’t believe him at first. He is going to pay off a lot of bills and pay off his house - it’s a real life changer.
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Post  ARARAT on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:47 pm

Firefly wrote:The 'Kangaroo nugget'. That is what is looks like to me. What a fantastic find. Well done!

Looks like a Cassowary's head to me...


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Post  Ark on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:51 pm

"The Tomahak " cheers

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