Two huge gold-encrusted quartz rocks, worth millions of dollars, have been mined in Western Australia. Miners found the largest specimen, consisted on estimated 2,400 ounces of gold with a weight of 95kg (210lb).
Canadian miner of RNC Minerals revealed that the gold worth about C$15m (£9m; $11m). They extracted it last week from Kalgoorlie’s mine.
According to a mining engineer, the recent discovery is “exceedingly rare”. Director of Western Australia School of Mines at Curtin University said, “People do still record finding nuggets in the goldfields, but typically they are less than several ounces”.
Prof Spearing further added, “Very, very seldom do we see results on that level. This is an exceedingly rare find and very exciting.”
Zaf Thanos, a senior geologist illustrated that “You might go your whole life and you’ll never see anything like it. It’s definitely a once-in-a-lifetime discovery”.
It is because the small gold particles aren’t visible to human eyes. Mark Selby of RNC Minerals informed the recent rock will send to auction as collector items.
The value of the largest specimen is about C$4m while the second one was of worth C$2.6m. The second specimen has 1600 ounces of gold. Its weight is 63 kg.
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