5 Pound gold nugget found in Butte County, California

Posted: October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

A five pound, quarter of a million dollar gold nugget was found on Butte County public land this summer.

The Butte Nugget was found with a metal detector, buried about 12 inches underground. It weighs in at 5.18 pounds and is 75 troy ounces. Experts say the gold is valued at somewhere between $250,000 and $400,000.



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