Amateur prospector finds 85.7g gold nugget in river

in gold •  last year 


An amateur prospector has discovered the UK’s largest gold nugget while lying face down in a Scottish river.

The British man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, described how he found the 85.7g (3.02oz) lump of gold through a process known as sniping, in which a snorkel is used to search the riverbed......


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I've been meaning to get a metal detector

If you are out in BC or Alberta there's us tons of gold out there....

I have the Garrett ACE 150 ... detects small gold nuggets.

This was underwater so unless your metal detector is waterproof, it would be worthless in the waters.