(Nugget sells for $400,000 at auction)
The discovery in Nevada County of a nearly 7-pound gold nugget last year has been called a one-in-a-billion find.
Now, on the eve of the so-called Washington Nugget's auction in Sacramento, its finder has told the story.
On top of uncommon luck, it's a tale of geological knowledge, high technology and elbow grease.
And fear. He's afraid to keep his find at . . .
Full story at: The Sacramento Bee