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Huge Aussie Nugget Found......


Uncle Ron

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I agree BD. I can see what appears to be casting shrinkage and dimpling. common with dirty pours. AzNuggetBob

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Much too suspect for my likes. That right elbow doesn't match the rest of the body if it was tumbled a way or two. Looks like a poor, pour.

Old Tom

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The more I look at it the more it looks like a statue of a woman from the back side ... Also, it doesn't seem to be putting the pressure of "weight" on the holder's hands.... Cheers, Unc

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Playdough sculpted and painted, that would be gold nugget art..... then it might have been intentionally made to look like a statue also, a sculpture.

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Well, I sure got snookered ... Shoulda guessed it! ... Oh well, it was fun for a couple days! ... Cheers, and ...April Fool, early ... Unc

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For the record ... if you went to Tucson this year there was an Aussie gold company there displaying some great gold but they also had THE Melbourne nugget found a couple of years ago.

I thought 'wow' what a find and they brought it all the way to Tucson. Then I looked in another cabinet and they had another one and then another casting. None were real so someone is 'good' at making replicas for display.

Mitchel

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Sure fooled me too. Have seen nuggets in just about every conceivable shape, even some "half" nuggets. ie... Some had a crystalline shape while the other sides were flat and looked as though it had been cast in a tufa mold... But they were real as I found a few like that as did others by the Eugene Mtns.

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Sorry guys from all of us Aussie prospectors. This newspaper article had us all going too for a while until somebody actually read the report right to the end! We have the article on our website so you can read the full details....www.goldandrelics.com.au/in-the-media. The particular newspaper that ran this article is only printed once per week therefore the early April Fools joke. Feel free to check it out.

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