In May, a British gold digger claimed to have found the largest gold nugget in British history in a river in Scotland, weighing 121.3 grams and looking like a doughnut, worth about 80,000 pounds. But experts interviewed said there would be reservations until the excavation site was confirmed. According to reports, the pure gold nuggetwas was found, divided into two pieces, but can be as perfect as a puzzle, so it was named “reunion gold block.”
A British gold digger claims to have discovered the biggest gold nugget in British history. (Picture from the BBC)
The weight of the nugget is also said to have broken the record of 85.7 grams set by the Douglas Nugget in 2016.
As the gold-digging ring has always been kept secret, the gold miner and the location of the gold nuggetdiscovery are not currently public.
But his discovery caught the attention of Lee Palmer, author of “Britain’s Golden Discovery.”
“This is the biggest gold nugget in the UK at the moment, ” says Mr Palmer, 50. When you look at it, it’s a doughnut-shaped “no impurities, just 22 carats of pure gold.” This is a remarkable discovery. “
Reported that the gold nugget was found through a “sniper” method, in which the gold digger lies face down in the river, wearing a dry wetsuit and wearing a breathing tube, carefully looking for the gold hidden in the gap.
The gold diggers first found a gold nugget weighing 89.6 grams, and 10 minutes later found another nugget weighing 31.7 grams.
“The man just threw a bigger piece into his bucket with everything else — he knew the stone was big, but he didn’t know how big it was,” Palmer said. “
The gold digger allegedly found a second nugget 30cm away and threw it into a bucket, “until a few days later, he looked at them and realized how big they were and could be joined.” “
Palmer added that “the hole in the middle may have been caused by hitting rocks or glaciers” and that “a mineralogist thought it looked like an entrance and exit hole, possibly dug from Neolithic antlers.” In the Iron Age, farmers used antlers. “
Mr Palmer wants the National Museum of Scotland or the Natural History Museum to buy it, but legally the nuggets may have to be handed over to the Crown.