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$282,000 Gold Nugget Found in Australia
January 21, 2013 | Herald Sun

A guy with a metal detector found a 5.5 kilogram gold nugget near the city of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. The nugget has an estimated value of about $282,000 based upon its gold content but a collector might be willing to pay more because it is such a unique specimen.

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