When it pays to be a gold digger

A 4.1kg gold nugget was reportedly found earlier this month in Central Victoria's Golden Triangle in Australia. It is a region that once saw Australia's first Gold Rush period in the 1850s. The nugget, believed to have been unearthed by a prospecting
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A 4.1kg gold nugget was reportedly found earlier this month in Central Victoria's Golden Triangle in Australia. It is a region that once saw Australia's first Gold Rush period in the 1850s. The nugget, believed to have been unearthed by a prospecting enthusiast, is expected to fetch more than A$250,000 (S$258,000). The digger had worked past 30cm below the ground when he suddenly struck gold.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2016, with the headline 'When it pays to be a gold digger'. Print Edition | Subscribe