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Treasure Hunter Finds Britain’s Biggest-Ever 22-Carat Gold Nugget Worth £80,000

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Treasure Hunter Finds Britain’s Biggest-Ever 22-Carat Gold Nugget Worth £80,000

Discovered in a Scottish river by an unidentified explorer!

A treasure hunter has discovered Britain’s largest gold nugget, estimated to be worth £80,000.  Weighing 4.2Oz, the found 22-Carat gold nugget was discovered in a Scottish river by an unidentified explorer.

Being the biggest of its kind in the United Kingdom, the Gold Nugget was discovered in two pieces to fit in together, although left a small hole in the middle, earning it the title ‘The Reunion Nugget.’

Weighing 4.2Oz, the found 22-Carat gold nugget was discovered in a Scottish river

Being the biggest of its kind in the United Kingdom, the Gold Nugget was discovered in two pieces to fit in together

Author of Gold Occurrences in the UK, Lee Palmer approached by the mysterious finder said: ‘This is the largest nugget in existence in the United Kingdom. When you look at it, it’s doughnut-shaped. There are no impurities and it completely a pure gold nugget of about 22carats. It was indeed a remarkable discovery.

Author of Gold Occurrences in the UK, Lee Palmer was approached by the mysterious finder

The owner of the land where it was discovered and the founder of the nugget are keeping their identities secret due to its scale

Found using the method of snipping, which witnesses gold hunters lying their face down in a river while wearing a dry suit and a snorkel, the British enthusiast discovered that larger part first. It weighed 31Oz before discovering the other which weighed 1.1Oz  late on.

Mr. Palmer added: ‘The man threw the bigger piece in his bucket with the rest of his stuff and he knew it was big but didn’t realize how big it was. He discovered the 2nd nugget 30 centimeters away and placed in his bucket as well. It wasn’t until a couple of days later he had a look at them and discovered how big they were and how they had fitted together.’

Found using the method of snipping, which witnesses gold hunters lying their face down in a river while wearing a dry suit and a snorkel

However, the owner of the land where it was discovered and the founder of the nugget are keeping their identities secret due to its scale.  But Mr. Palmer hopes it should be purchased by the Natural History Museum or the National Museum of Scotland. Legally, the found treasure might be handed over to The Crown Estate.

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