Man finds gold nugget worth $300,000

An amateur prospector in Australia hit the jackpot.
January 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
An amateur prospector in Australia hit the jackpot.

While searching for gold on Wednesday, he found a giant nugget weighing nearly 12 pounds.

He made the discovery using a hand-held metal detector in an area about an hour from Melbourne.

The nugget is worth as much as $300,000.


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