UK: Found the largest natural gold nugget after 500 years, priced at VND 1.5 billion

Gold hunters in England have discovered the largest lump of natural gold in 500 years, with the width of a golf ball.

According to Express, the amount of gold found is estimated at 85.7g, costing up to £50,000 (more than VND 1.5 billion). A hunter found a gold nugget while diving in a river in Scotland.

UK: Found the largest natural gold nugget after 500 years, priced at VND 1.5 billion
Natural gold nugget found in a river in Scotland.

This is considered the largest natural gold nugget found in the UK in the last 500 years.

Gold expert Leon Kirk said: “This is a very rare find. It is difficult to determine the value of this gold nugget.”

“I think it costs around £50,000. But because it’s so rare, billionaires can absolutely pay more, “ said Kirk. The width of the gold nugget is about the same as a golf ball.

This gold nugget was found 2 years ago but has only recently been revealed to the public. The 40-year-old man, who did not want to be named, only said he was found in a river in Scotland, without giving the exact location.

According to this gold hunter, he found the lump of gold simply by “observing”. Many gold hunters, wearing wetsuits, face down in the river looking for signs of gold.

The 40-year-old said he had 20 years of experience in gold prospecting. “I saw a crack in the rock so I followed. At first I thought the gold nugget weighed only a few grams, but I didn’t expect it to be so big.”

“I immediately took off my gloves, grabbed the gold nugget and jumped out of the water to scream with joy at a friend standing nearby,” the man added.

“We were all shocked and couldn’t believe what had just happened. I have never seen such a large natural gold nugget in my life.”

UK: Found the largest natural gold nugget after 500 years, priced at VND 1.5 billion
The gold nugget weighs 85.71g, is estimated to cost 50,000 pounds (about 1.5 billion dong).

For the past 2 years, the man has kept the gold in a safe box, and has no intention of selling it. According to expert Leon Kirk, museums may be interested in this gold nugget because of its considerable size.

Neil Clark, an expert at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, said there could still be a lot of gold in the place where the gold was found. “It is difficult to say whether this gold nugget split from a larger gold nugget. It appears to have been underwater for a long time.”

“But since it’s been 500 years since we’ve seen such a large natural nugget, it could be very difficult to find a similar nugget in the near future,” Clark said.

The largest gold nugget ever found weighed 59g in Cornwall. In 2016, a 97g gold nugget was found off the coast of Anglesey.

But it is gold that originated in Australia, sunk on the seabed with a ship carrying gold on its journey back from Australia to England in 1859.