Man Finds 12-Pound Gold Nugget Worth $500,000

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A man in Australia was using a metal detector to try to find gold in an area where a Gold Rush in the 1800′s happened found a gold nugget that was 12-pounds and worth $500,000.

The man heard a faint sound on the metal detector and decided to dig and discovered a car part first before finding the gold nugget. 

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