New Zealand Ski Area Literally Strikes Gold During Construction

New Zealand Ski Area Literally Strikes Gold During Construction

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New Zealand Ski Area Literally Strikes Gold During Construction

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She’s a pretty big one – the heaviest found in NZ history!

Workers at New Zealand ski area, Cardrona Alpine Resort, uncovered a massive gold nugget during the construction of New Zealand’s first cabin-style lift.

The nugget, weighing in at 3.10kg, is the heaviest gold nugget ever found in New Zealand, breaking a record that has stood since 1909 when Messers Scott & Sharpe found a 3.09kg nugget on the West Coast.

With the price of gold at $1,252.10 USD per ounce the nugget is valued at $136,466.38.

Cardrona staff member Dave Collett is credited with the discovery. Collett was operating a digger when saw a shimmer.

“I was helping the boys dig the trench up to the top of the new lift & saw the shimmer. I couldn’t believe it. I’ve worked here for 25 years & never seen anything like this,” says Collett.

Dave Collett proudly showing the gold nugget he found at Cardrona

Read More at Cardrona.com

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