Solid gold ‘mother lode’ was discovered in Australia
A mine in Australia has produced what the owner believes are two of the largest gold specimen in the history. Early estimates of the RNC Minerals have the total take of coarse gold from the cut at more than 578 pounds, or more than $11.5 million worth.
A remarkable pull of gold valued at about $11.5 million has been unearthed in a mine in Western Australia.
The beautiful gold strike occurred RNC Minerals’ Beta Hunt Mine in Kambalda. The high-grade gold contains both coarse gold and large gold-containing stone, according to the mining company.
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News reports described the stunning discovery as a “mother lode” of gold. “If I watered the dirt down, there was just gold everywhere, as far as you could see,” miner Henry Dole told Sky News.
The invention includes a 209 pound pound specimen stone, which is thought to contain 153 pounds of gold. A second 139-pound specimen stone contains 101 pounds of gold. In the space of a week, the cut where the specimens were found produced 578 pounds of gold, RNC Minerals said on Sunday.
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“The repair of 9,250 ounces of high-grade coarse gold from a single cut on the 15 level on our Beta-Hunt mine, including samples that can be considered to be the largest ever discovered, underscores the importance of this discovery,” said RNC Minerals CEO Mark Selby. In June 2018 94 pounds of gold were recovered from the levels of 14 and 15 on mine, the CEO added.
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