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Found today - 71 kilos

Post by toad on Thu 05 Feb 2015, 7:51 am






Welcome Stranger - found this day 146 years ago.  Now wouldn't that get your heart racing?  Throw the smoking remains of your GPX 5000 on the dirt and jump for joy!
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Re: Found today - 71 kilos

Post by martinjsto on Thu 05 Feb 2015, 8:46 am

its just unimaginable a 71 kg solid nugget at ya feet, what would you do if you were a few km from camp? leave it there to get the car and hope no one spied you or try to drag it back. not many could carry it out.

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Re: Found today - 71 kilos

Post by Flying kiwi on Thu 05 Feb 2015, 9:36 am

would make quite a sight rolling back into camp dragging that behind the postie bike with a rope tied around it pirat

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Re: Found today - 71 kilos

Post by Bignuggs on Thu 05 Feb 2015, 1:31 pm

Drop ya detector and gear on the ground.  I doubt you would ever need it again unless you are looking for the rest of the Nugget family.  They are nice people, you should meet them sometime  
Hump the nugget back to camp, say see ya's later been nice knowing ya's but I'm retired now and going home       kwdf
Yep, it's stuff that dreams are made of.

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Re: Found today - 71 kilos

Post by koeh on Thu 05 Feb 2015, 4:11 pm

I would love to see a tonne of gold in a cube in the bush with cameras watching would be funny to see how people would try to move it, since it would only be just over 30cm3 small enough to pick up but to heavy to do anything.

How would you move it?

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Re: Found today - 71 kilos

Post by martinjsto on Thu 05 Feb 2015, 4:18 pm

only 30cm3 for a tonne of gold, didnt realize that Koeh, cheers.
ok, but its a 40 deg day and your miles from camp, try to hump it back and you will die of dehydration, Tom's poor postie bike is up to its handlebars deep in bog with a blown rear tyre and you have heard another detector close by from the interference on your 5k  What a Face these are all possibilities today, you can see why some of the big ones got cut up in situ and in those days there were many many dodgy fellas standing shoulder to shoulder.  you wouldn't do that today because of unique nugget value so whats the backup plan now... re bury it?
ever watched hypothetical?

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Re: Found today - 71 kilos

Post by toad on Thu 05 Feb 2015, 5:58 pm

Yep, try and bury it, build a fire over the top of it and throw in lots of old cans, alfoil and any other metal crap you have lying about and hope it's still there when you get back with the hiab.
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Re: Found today - 71 kilos

Post by Moneybox on Sat 07 Feb 2015, 12:56 am

I think it would be worth pressing the panic button on the PLB pirat

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Re: Found today - 71 kilos

Post by Stingray on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 10:20 pm

Sorry Koeh, it's not 30cm3, that's just a half kilo odd tiddler! 1 cm3 weighs 19.32 g. A solid cube of gold with 15.5 cm long sides would weigh about 72 kg. I reckon it would be damn hard to pick up, but impossible to just leave there!

A 72 kg natural gold crystal… Mmmm...

Imagine what that little baby would be worth! Very Happy  

Imagine if you hit it with your pick…. Sad

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Re: Found today - 71 kilos

Post by koeh on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 5:49 pm

Stingray wrote:Sorry Koeh, it's not 30cm3, that's just a half kilo odd tiddler! 1 cm3 weighs 19.32 g. A solid cube of gold with 15.5 cm long sides would weigh about 72 kg. I reckon it would be damn hard to pick up, but impossible to just leave there!

A 72 kg natural gold crystal… Mmmm...

Imagine what that little baby would be worth! Very Happy  

Imagine if you hit it with your pick…. Sad

Stingray

Gold is traditionally weighed in Troy Ounces (31.1035 grams). With the density of gold at 19.32 g/cm3, a troy ounce of gold would have a volume of 1.64 cm3. A tonne of gold would therefore have a volume of 51,760 cm3. This is the equivalent to a cube with sides of 37.27cm (Approx. 1' 3'').

If we ever go detecting together stingray and we came across this problem I will let you keep your 72kg and I will keep the rest Very Happy

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Re: Found today - 71 kilos

Post by Stingray on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 10:26 pm

Koeh, no argument from me, and I'd be more than happy to struggle with my 2300 ouncer! Very Happy

Of course that's if we weren't sharing. When I go prospecting with a mate we invariably share. So if that was the case with you, then trust me, we'd get that big sucker into the car someway or another. Even if we had to dig a big hole next to it, back the car into the hole and lever the slug into the back...  
l;wfh

and then I would expect my half regardless of how damn big it was Wink

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Re: Found today - 71 kilos

Post by KennyD on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 2:56 am

hi there, anyone know where such a large piece came from compared to reef gold deposits.

Thanks; Ken
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Re: Found today - 71 kilos

Post by NuggieDreamer on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 8:11 am

KennyD wrote:hi there, anyone know where such a large piece came from compared to reef gold deposits.

Thanks; Ken

Here's a list of BIG Nugget publicised finds...

1889, "BOBBY DAZZLER" 30ml SW of Marble Bar in Shark's Gully, Goonan River was found by Archie Clive, the gross weight 487oz., with 413oz. of solid gold
1899, "GENERAL GORDON" Ten years after, another from same claim. the finders being William and A.McPhee. It contained 331oz. of gold.

1890, "LITTLE "HERO" or "PANTOMIME" Two miles south of this famous spot lies Pantomime Gully, where Doyle, discovered the nugget. In the rough it turned the scales at 333oz.

1894, Londonderry, COOLGARDIE 800oz (25kg) & 850oz (26.4 kgs)

1895, "JOKER"slug of 303oz. Black Flag at the Devon Consols mine of practically pure gold knocked out of a reef 6ft. below the surface.

1897, "MONARCH" nugget, by P. Martin in Wiluna, was located immediately alongside the reef from which it had been shed in the mass of gold and quartz weighed about 30lb. It contained 249oz. of gold.

1897 "GOLDEN MILE", Kalgoorlie
70lb of pure gold one piece alone weighing 60 oz., were taken out of a pocket. This was spongy gold, named from its similarity to vegetable sponge, and is the product of oxidisation of gold tellu-rides being found in the surface ores of those Kalgoorle mines which have yielded telluride at depth.

1899, "Hogan's Find", NE Coolgardie Field
Hurst and Muir's 122oz nugget

1901 "COOLGARDIE" nugget, unearthed by W Abbot at Pig Flat, Coolgardie 145oz.

1931, "GOLDEN EAGLE" 1135oz (35kg) Found at Larkinville, near Kalgoorlie. (believed to be cast from stolen gold from a local mine, The 'Golden Eagle' nugget was discovered at Larkinville by the 17-year-old son of Mr Jim Larcombe, on Thursday 15th January 1931. Weighing 1,135 oz 15 dwt, and measuring 26½ x 11½ x 2½ inches (675 x 290 x 64 mm), the nugget was the largest discovered in Western Australia at the time and created a national sensation during the great depression.
The block of ground on which the nugget was discovered was previously held by Mr Bill Sheehan, who had abandoned it. The nugget was found in a hole in the road leading to Mr Mickey Laskin's camp, having been driven over by local people for months with no idea of what lay beneath the surface. When young Larcombe unearthed the nugget it was reported that 'he uttered such a joyous yell that diggers quickly ran to the spot' where they 'saw the lad staggering with a massive slab of gold in his arms.' As there were no scales available capable of handling it, someone thought of the idea of balancing the nugget on a pole against a bag of sugar and when this was done, the gold easily swung the 60-lb bag in the air giving the crowd a rough idea of its weight.
Mr Larcombe was born at Kadina in 1887 and had arrived at Coolgardie at the age of nine. He had spent his adult life prospecting on various goldfields and was the President of the Coolgardie Prospectors' and Leaseholders' Association at the time of the find. His son had only been working with him at Larkinville for five weeks at the time of the find and had almost abandoned the ground before a 70-ounce slug of gold was found on an adjoining block the previous Friday. This had heartened the Larcombes encouraging them to work their own ground with renewed vigour.
The nugget was sold to the Western Australian Government after Mr Larcombe had refused a private offer of £6000 for the nugget.

1951, "ELDORADO" nugget Coolgardie 2,000oz, (55-kg)

1980, “YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS“ BONDIES FAKE NUGGET 400oz (12.4 kg) Was fabricated in a garage by members of a Perth family and sold as a genuine nugget in 1980. The buyer, who paid $350 000, was prominent businessman Alan Bond. After the fake was revealed, and the culprits charged in 1991, Mr Bond sold the ‘nugget’ to the Perth Mint, where it was melted down.

1992, "EVENING STAR" NUGGET 520oz (16.1 kg) found nr Kalgoorlie

1995, KING OF THE WEST NUGGET 819oz (25.5 kg) received world attention when it was exported to the USA for auction without the required permit under federal legislation protecting cultural heritage. The nugget was renamed the Normandy nugget after it was purchased by Normandy Mining Ltd upon its return to Australia.

2010, "AUSROX" Nugget 23.26kg Found in the Eastern Goldfields

2012, "JUMBO" BOOMERANG (Tow Bar Pic Nugget) 20 to 30kg apparently found illegally near Cashmans Prospect nr Kalgoorlie, east of Ora Banda. There were reports it was uncovered by a bulldozer but others say it was revealed after someone kicked some dirt. A number of people have come forward, claiming to have seen the 'nugget' which they say is made from aluminium or lead and spray painted gold. Pictures went viral in the internet and Prospecting Shops got inundated with questions.
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Re: Found today - 71 kilos

Post by Flying kiwi on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 6:20 pm

Now I know where nuggie dreamer comes from

One out there with your name on it deet

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Re: Found today - 71 kilos

Post by NuggieDreamer on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 1:57 am

Flying kiwi wrote:Now I know where nuggie dreamer comes from

One out there with your name on it deet

l;wfh l;wfh l;wfh l;wfh l;wfh l;wfh l;wfh l;wfh l;wfh You got it bud... fgmjfhk
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Re: Found today - 71 kilos

Post by KennyD on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 2:11 am

thanks for the great info NuggieDreamer, my dad use to say i was a bugger on shoes, looks like it will be worth getting back to kicking some dirt. looking forward to finding one !
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