Have you ever considered a job prospecting for gold? Sometimes, it really does pay off to get your hands dirty and get the gold!
A metal-detector-wielding amateur gold prospector is the envy of professional gold-diggers after unearthing this gargantuan 12-pound nugget. The $315,000 specimen is said to be the largest lump of gold ever discovered in Ballarat, Australia. Before you rush out to grab a cheapo detector, it’s worth noting that, according to the YouTube description, the unnamed prospector has a super-nerdy model worth around $6,000, "a Minelab GPX 5000 … with an Advantage Plus 'Sadie' mono [elliptical] coil, and a Rooster Booster audio enhancer." All that technology paid off: The guy detected his find buried 2 feet under, with a buzzing in his ears that sounded "like the [hood] of a car through the head phones."
Don't forget to check out the short video about the gold nugget with this article too!