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A lucky gold hunter has unearthed BritainÕs largest nugget from a Scottish river.

A lucky gold hunter has unearthed BritainÕs largest nugget from a Scottish river.

A LUCKY gold hunter has unearthed BritainÕs largest nugget - and it looks like a small doughnut.Ê
The unnamed explorer made the discovery in a Scottish river and it is thought to be worth £80,000.Ê
Weighing a whopping 121.3g, the 22-carat lump of gold is the biggest of its kind in the UK and has a small hole in the middle.Ê It was discovered in two pieces but slots together perfectly, earning it the name The Reunion Nugget. Ê
Lee Palmer author of Gold Occurrences In The UK, said: ÒThis is now the largest nugget in existence in the UK.Ê
ÒWhen you look at it, itÕs doughnut-shaped.
ÒThere are no impurities in it, it is just pure gold nugget of about 22 carats.Ê
ÒIt really is a remarkable find.Ó
The Reunion Nugget was discovered in a mystery Scottish river in May this year.Ê
It was found using the method of snipping, which sees gold hunters lying face down in a river while wearing a snorkel and dry suit.Ê
A Brit enthusiast unearthed the larger piece first, which weighs 89.6g, before finding the other 31.7g half 10 minutes later.Ê

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