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Man finds gold nugget worth $300,000

Thursday, January 17, 2013
An amateur prospector in Australia hit the jackpot.

An amateur prospector in Australia hit the jackpot. (KGO Photo)

An amateur prospector in Australia hit the jackpot.

While searching for gold on Wednesday, he found a giant nugget weighing nearly 12 pounds.

He made the discovery using a hand-held metal detector in an area about an hour from Melbourne.

The nugget is worth as much as $300,000.

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