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Australian explorer finds gold nugget

world Updated: Jan 17, 2013 23:49 IST

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In a finding of a lifetime, an amateur explorer in Australia has unearthed a gold nugget weighing an astonishing 5.5 kg worth $315,000.

The unidentified man, using a handheld metal detector, found the nugget on Wednesday, lying 60 cm underground near Ballarat.

The value of the nugget has been estimated at more than $315,000), the Herald Sun reported.