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Post  slimpickens on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:57 pm

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Post  HOBO'S Gold on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:57 pm

lts going to be on the ten news in a minute and wow bloody wow cheers
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Post  non_fiction on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:59 pm

ARARAT wrote:

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


I was thinking that before you posted this so the golden cassowary it is ... to me anyway
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Post  stoney85 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:05 pm

wow.
that is awesome..
I'm now keener than ever to get out and find some yellow stuff tomorrow!
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Post  hotrock on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:14 pm

Yes the largest nuggetts in the world have been found in victorias golden triangle, like the welcome stanger and hand of faith nuggett, l bet the worlds largest nuggett worth tens of millions is sitting out there now in detector depth just waiting for someone to find it, it will probably be found somewhere dectorists have'nt bothered looking before, like the side of a road or remote part of a state forest where gold has'nt been found before.

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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:15 pm

stoppsy,hftg,ruffels and the rest down that way you might have to all chip in to hire some crowd controllers!lol!

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Post  golddiggerdave on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:17 pm

Hi All,

For anyone who may be interested. There will be two interviews airing tomorrow morning about this amazing find!

Today show on Channel 9 at aprox 7.13am will be airing an interview

Sunrise on Channel 7 will be airing an interview at around 7.40am

Good Luck and Happy Prospecting

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Post  Ren's Patch on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:18 pm

I just brought a hotdog van and going there to set up tomorrow Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:26 pm

Ren wrote:I just brought a hotdog van and going there to set up tomorrow Very Happy

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G'day Ren I recon you will do really well with cold drinks at the moment... lol!

Cheers.

Mike. cheers

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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:37 pm

yeah mike a snow cone van would kill the pig! who needs to dig for gold!lol!

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Post  Ren's Patch on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:41 pm

Mike54 wrote:
Ren wrote:I just brought a hotdog van and going there to set up tomorrow Very Happy

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G'day Ren I recon you will do really well with cold drinks at the moment... lol!

Cheers.

Mike. cheers

Haha you not wrong Mike, you could do well selling detector on the side of the road also Wink

I think there will be a lot of 5000 for sale on ebay in a few weeks, after the rush.....

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Post  slimpickens on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:48 pm

[quote="Ren I think there will be a lot of 5000 for sale on ebay in a few weeks, after the rush.....

Ren...[/quote]
Hmmmm scratch is this a conspiracy theory or what?
With the imminent arrival of the minelab 6000 on the horizon, the brilliant minds at minelab release this nugget to clear out the old 5000 stock.
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Post  someday on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:53 pm

Providing there not the yellow color'd snow cones, you should be on a winu Shocked Suspect cheers

How they off for shovels in that neck of the woods?? cheers
and from memory Adrian was testen out a pair of tecktu shoes "beep-beep shoe's"
Now's the time, every an anything gold related will sell like there's no tomorrow! Cool

Gottu a matched pair of gold finding bent rods if anyone's interested Razz

Nice Van Reg Very Happy
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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:53 pm

i can see ren your just a straight out entrepreneur!:)for my 5 cents worth i reckon it looks like gillards nose!Smile

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Post  staples61 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:57 pm

you cynical old men with your conspiracy theories !
I'm only 51 so don't get it ! LOL !

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Post  Ren's Patch on Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:07 pm

shiraz wrote:[quote="Ren I think there will be a lot of 5000 for sale on ebay in a few weeks, after the rush.....

Ren...
Hmmmm scratch is this a conspiracy theory or what?
With the imminent arrival of the minelab 6000 on the horizon, the brilliant minds at minelab release this nugget to clear out the old 5000 stock.

You might be on to something shiraz Suspect Suspect Hey have a look out your window and see if any black vans in your street.....be careful Shocked

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Post  spinna on Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:09 pm

Shiraz,

A Minelab conspiracy! Really?

Cordell Kent buys and sells gold , he is not a metal detector dealer so the "imminent " release of a Minelab 6000 would have no direct benefit to him .

Having said that, all this publicity will do no harm to his business.

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Post  slimpickens on Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:14 pm

staples61 wrote:you cynical old men with your conspiracy theories !
I'm only 51 so don't get it ! LOL !

”A cynic is an idealist whose rose-colored glasses have been removed, snapped in two and stomped into the ground, immediately improving his vision.” You, you, you, young whipper snapper. Very Happy

Spinna, what I'm saying is that minelab released the nugget. Where's that tin foil?
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Post  Ren's Patch on Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:36 pm

My theory on this nugget is...... It was found a long time ago, now the owner wants to sell it and attract a hi premium so....lets tell the world and find a good buyer.....

A nugget found yesterday sounds a lot better that found four years ago!!

No one in there right mind would find a nugget that big and go straight to that gold shop and sell it straight away or say where they really found it.....

I just saw the news story, make up your own minds sunny

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Post  someday on Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:50 pm

Reckon where all thinken the same thing, I know I am!!

Hmm bigger classifier for me hopper? fine No classifier! That fix's that problem Razz
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Post  GemQ on Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:04 pm

I'm with most of you, if I found something of that size it would go straight in the bank and I would spend the following months thrashing that area until I was sure it was clean. Also, given he pulled it from 2ft yesterday, I'm sure the last thing on his mind would be to refill the hole. It was a clear day here yesterday, I wonder if there are any high res satellite photos around Shocked Shocked Shocked
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Post  someday on Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:10 pm

If anyone found something even close to that size, you'd be pinching your self for a month or more to make sure it wasn't a dream cheers No cheers cheers cheers

On the udder hand Razz
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Post  getascripter on Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:38 pm

177ozs ... does that equate to about 5kg?? If so, that fella looks to have might strong hands!! But if it's for real? ... Wow! BIG Congratulations!!
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Post  Wombat on Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:50 pm

Wow I've just put my GP3000 up for sale on feebay. It will be interesting to see what it will go for it after this find. Smile
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Post  Ren's Patch on Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:32 pm

See interview with Cordel Kent.... http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/1241013/gold-nugget-found-near-ballarat/?cs=62


Ballarat Gold Shop owner Cordell Kent with the nugget found. PICTURE: KATE HEALY.
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Post  trianglemal on Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:34 pm

Yikes What a Face OMG what a beautiful well worn piece. Ru very rucky rucky man who find that one! Well done whoever.
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Post  LONE WOLF XLIX on Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:03 pm

I have just been onto NASA and they will send me pics from the last week over G T area down to the restricted space allowed but they want 50 % of further finds in the holes not filled.They are not allowed to reveal the id of the people in their photos so have given them all false ids.Further more they want FIRST use of the new 6000 on any of the targets shown.But the over riding factor will be the GST and CARBON TAX levies that need to be paid .As most of you will show up in these pics i will not post them on here as they could incriminate you as the ones not filling the holes, so good luck with your further diggings and finds.Congratulations must go to the finder of this nugget, a well kept secret till now.
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Post  hotrock on Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:18 pm

Ren wrote:I just brought a hotdog van and going there to set up tomorrow Very Happy

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Yes l can see it now all the thousands of idiots who see the story on today tonight and rush out to buy a GPX 5000 and then return it to the store a couple weeks later demanding a refund becasue all they have found is junk , not tonnes of big gold nuggetts affraid

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Post  bobiaus on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:34 pm

By now most people would have seen the gold nugget find near Ballarat Vic about 5.5kg.Found with a metal detector (which type?).Looks like the head of a cassowary depending on which way you look at it.Great find ,good luck to the detectorist, apparently a newby according to the article.

Lucky prospector finds huge gold nugget
Posted 4 hours 43 minutes ago


PHOTO: The prospector shows off his find. (YouTube: Troy Aurum)
MAP: Ballarat 3350
A gold nugget with an estimated value of more than $300,000 has been unearthed near Ballarat in Victoria's west.

An amateur prospector found the nugget weighing 177 ounces, or 5.5 kilograms, with a metal detector just outside Ballarat in a popular area for prospecting.

The owner of The Mining Exchange Gold Shop in Ballarat, Cordell Kent, said the find was one of the most significant in his 20 years in the business.

"Over that period the sum total of my finds would be just over 100 ounces (2.8 kilograms)," he said.

"We have 800 prospectors on our books and only a couple of those have ever found a nugget over 100 ounces.

"So there's only been one or two big pieces and they were found a long time ago."

Mr Kent is seeking a buyer for the nugget on behalf of the lucky prospector, who wishes to remain anonymous.

Both expect the nugget to fetch more than $300,000.

Mr Kent said prospecting was becoming increasingly popular with gold valued at $1,600 per ounce.

"A lot of people think Victoria's goldfields are dead and that there's none left, but he (the prospector) has worked in an area where a lot of people have worked in the past but he persisted and he's been rewarded.

"We are 162 years into the gold rush and it's never totally waned, it's just changed."

The prospector is relatively new to the hobby and was totally overwhelmed when he brought it into the shop, Mr Kent said.

He found the nugget about 10.30am (AEDT) on Wednesday.

Mr Kent would not reveal exactly where the nugget was found.

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Post  tezz on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:42 pm

my theory is that nuggets like 'the hand of faith', 'welcome stranger' and this 177oz are loners, they are so heavy they have slowed and have not kept up with the travelling smaller gold back in erosion or glacial times when the lands were shaping/forming/weathering. How these large nuggets are formed is another story.
Was the nugget really found yesterday, some things don't quite add up-
when the lucky finder first went to the gold shop he claims he found it 3 hours ago, well if the excitement settled down quickly then you had to clean it trying to remove horrible clay and looking at the small cavities in the specimen what looks like scratch marks as if to remove bits of quartz or iron stone and why would the model of the detector be mentioned, a VLF would of got that one.
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