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Aww man I wish I could take a metal detector to THAT field...
MADRID (MarketWatch) — Imagine it! You’re walking along and nearly trip over a 17-pound (7.85 kilograms) gold nugget. File that under a most improbable gold bonanza.
But that’s exactly how it played out for one lucky sun-of-a-gun farmer in China.
I have been working all week on a crowd funding project for an autonomous rc metal detector for big fields... this make me want to build it even more!
originally posted by: Answer
The new gold rush begins...
Unfortunately, the Chinese government will likely seize the whole area for their own benefit.
originally posted by: Kukri
a reply to: VeniVidi
I'm sure that is just a stock photo for filler. 17 pounds would be approximately 1/3 of a gold bar in size (66 lbs) or approx 248 troy ounces @ $1,235 US ounce = $306,280 US approximately.
"The standard gold bar held as gold reserves by central banks and traded among bullion dealers is the 400-troy-ounce (12.4 kg or 438.9 ounces) Good Delivery gold bar."