I took this little "nugget" of information from one of the forums I am a member of. I'd like to thank the member who posted it because I stole it directly from him. I thought our readers might want to know what is being reported in the way of gold finds.
NEVADA CITY, CA - More than 160 years after the discovery of gold led to the California Gold Rush, a Nevada County landowner offered proof the 49ers left plenty behind for future generations.
Jim Sanders, identified as a San Francisco businessman, provided a picture to The Union newspaper of a 9-pound nugget he said he found on property owned by his family. The newspaper agreed not to identify the precise location of the discovery.
Sanders told the paper he also found two other large nuggets, one 10 ounces and another 8 ounces. He said a professional survey of the property showed there's a lot more where those came from in an area of past hydraulic mining.
Local jeweler Terry Mohr hadn't seen the nugget, but was impressed nonetheless at the reported size, which he said would make it worth well over $100,000.
"I've been doing gold nugget jewelry for over 30 years and I don't know as I've heard of a nugget that size being found in this area in all the time I've been involved," Mohr said.
Sanders told The Union that he chose to take his discovery public because he will be seeking permits to begin mining the property.