Wednesday, January 05, 2011

100-Ounce Sierra Gold "Washington Nugget" to be Auctioned March 15


Imagine a gold nugget the size of a small fruitcake.

Fred Holabird, a mining geologist, doesn't have to imagine, because a gold prospector brought one into his Reno office in 2010.

Holabird remembers shouting, "Oh, my God!" or something similar, but unprintable in a family newspaper.

"I made some exclamation that was very, very . . .

Full story at: The Sacramento Bee

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