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    GOLD
    Laverton Shire, Western Australia, Australia

    Since the invention of the 'metal detector': a spin-off from the mine detectors of WWII, there has been a virtual explosion of amateur and professional users of these machines. People who are tirelessly crisscrossing the planet seeking that elusive yellow gleam. Unlike classical mining operations, the only investment required to start finding Gold, is the purchase price of the metal detector. The team of Pieter Heydelaar and Debra Morrissette are representative of some of the more successful of such searchers. Tirelessly walking a grid pattern over the scrub desert north of Laverton in Western Australia, they stumbled upon this 17.18 Troy ounce nugget. As is typical for the bigger nuggets from this part of Oz (as the natives call it) they are rounded from stream travel and show the rich color characteristic of the high-Karat Golds. There are no minerals other than Gold - also typical for nuggets from this area. Accompanied by a label from the people who found the nugget.
    Overall measurements: 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches (8.9 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm).
    Weight =17.18 troy ounces

    Provenance: Global Treasures [Hoppel # D1190]

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    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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