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Man finds 12-pound gold nugget in Australia

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

An Australian man with a metal detector has struck it rich.

He found a 12-pound gold nugget 23-inches underground.

The man wants to remain anonymous.

He's turned the find over to a gold shop owner who is trying to auction it. He's received a few low bids, but the owner is holding out for more.

It's estimated value is $295,000.

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