“Striking gold” is mainly a term to express when someone gets really lucky nowadays, but by golly, someone has actually done it.
A 145-ounce gold nugget has been reportedly found in Victoria, Australia by a real life prospector and could be worth more than A$250,000 ($190,710) when it goes to auction. The big ‘ol nugget has been named “Friday’s Joy” on account of the day it was found.
The anonymous prospector initially found a nine ounce tennis ball-shaped gold nugget two feet deep, returning the next day to see if there was more, according to a statement from metal detector manufacturer, Minelab. And alas, gold was struck. Eureka!
Read the full story at https://www.yahoo.com/news/prospector-finds-huge-gold-nugget-031848166.html