Wednesday, March 16, 2011

California Gold Nugget Finder Strikes It Rich

(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

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