Giant £218,000 gold nugget is one of the largest ever discovered

October 24, 2014 admin No comments

In this undated image provided by Kagin's Inc., shows the Butte Nugget.  One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Weighing in at more than 6 pounds, the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, that the nugget's owner asked dealer Don Kagin to keep his name and the location of the discovery secret.   (AP Photo/Kagin's Inc.)

The giant nugget weighs 6lbs (2.7kg) (Picture: AP)

One of the largest gold nuggets ever found is to go up for sale for $350,000 (£218,000).

The huge Butte Nugget, found on public land in Northern California’s historic Gold Country, weighed in at more than 6lbs (2.7kg).

And the enormous nugget was displayed at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show in Fort Mason, where dealer Don Kagin said he expected it to fetch upwards of £218,000.

‘This one’s for real,’ he told SFGate.

‘Obviously we don’t want to get hoodwinked, so we have checked pretty thoroughly into it.’

Such was the buzz surrounding the nugget that people travelled from all over the country just to see it, despite three rare coins in the case next to it being worth more than $1million.

‘There’s gold – and then there’s gold,’ said one woman.

‘There is nothing like that nugget anywhere.’

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