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Scotland Yields UK's Largest-Ever Gold Nugget

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  1. GRW

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    "Britain’s largest gold nugget, weighing a whopping 121.3g, has been unearthed in a Scottish river. An unnamed explorer made the find used the traditional method of sniping, which involves lying face down in a river wearing a snorkel and dry suit. The nugget is thought to be worth £80,000 but may now legally have to be handed over to the Queen. The gold was actually found in two pieces, which slot together perfectly, earning it the name The Reunion Nugget. It also has a hole in the middle, which may have been caused by a strike off a rock or glacier or even a tool used by a farmer during the Iron Age.
    The mystery nugget finder approached expert Lee Palmer, author of Gold Occurrences in the UK, for help after the find in May this year. Lee said: ‘This is now the largest nugget in existence in the UK. ‘When you look at it, it’s doughnut-shaped. ‘There are no impurities in it, it is just pure gold nugget of about 22 carats. ‘It really is a remarkable find.’"
    Britain's largest golden nugget worth £80,000 is found in Scottish river | Metro News
     

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