17-Pound Gold Nugget Found on the Ground!

Xinjiang Herdsman Finds 17-Pound Gold Nugget

I read the article of this Chinese farmer stumbling upon a 17-pound gold nugget on the ground in MarketWatch, but I didn’t like the way it was written so I found the content from another source.  This article is copied and pasted from china.org.cn.  Link to the article can be found at the bottom.

Xinhua, Feb. 5, 2015

A herdsman in China’s far western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region found a 17-pound (7.85-kilogram) gold nugget that was “practically lying on bare ground”.

The Kazak herdsman, Berek Sawut, from Qinghe County in Altay Prefecture made the extraordinary discovery around 5 p.m. last Friday. The estimated price for such an unexpected luck, assuming the nugget is 80 percent pure (Nuggets are usually 80 to 90 percent pure), is a whopping 1.6 million yuan (255,313 U.S. dollars) based on latest gold price.

Zhu Xinfeng, a local expert said the price of natural gold, considering its uniqueness, is often several times higher than that of standard gold.

The random-shaped gold nugget is about 23 centimeters long, 18 centimeters on its widest side and 8 centimeters at its thickest.

A gold nugget is a naturally produced irregular piece of gold, and is most frequently found through mining. The name Altay means gold in Mongolian. A 1.84-kg gold nugget was also found in Altay in 2010. Endi

http://www.china.org.cn/china/Off_the_Wire/2015-02/05/content_34746321.htm

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