Two gold miners find gold nuggets pair worth US$250,000

Diggers in South Australia find two gold nuggets worth US$250,000.

Brent Shannon and Ethan West found the stones near goldmining town Tarnagulla in Victoria state.

The two men dug up the ground and used metal detectors to detect gold in the area.

“To have two large chunks in one day is quite amazing,” Ethan West said in a TV show.

3.5kg is the combined weight of the nuggets.

Collectors could pay up to 30% more for the nuggets than their estimated value.

In 2019 an Australian man unearthed a 1.4kg gold nugget worth an estimated US$69,000 using a metal detector.

Gold mining in Australia began in the 1850s, and remains a significant industry in the country.

The town of Tarnagulla itself was founded during the Victoria Gold Rush and became very wealthy for a period of time when keen prospectors moved there to make their fortune.