An Australian miner found a more than 11-pound gold nugget worth at least $300,000, a gold shop owner said Thursday.
Gold shop owner Cordell Kent said the nugget would be worth about $300,000 by weight but actually is more valuable left in its natural state.
"I can't remember a nugget this big ever being found locally," he told The Courier.
He said a find like this "gives people hope" and predicted a fresh gold rush.
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