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GOLD Unplugged iii

A continuation of an old thread from the previous forum.
Kick it off with a GOLD fact, New Zealands biggest nugget.

The Honourable Roddy.
99OZS 12 DWTS 12GRS (3.09kg or 99.63ozs)
Found in Ross on the West Coast.
Was named the Honourable Roddy after the minister of the mines, Roderick Mckenzie.

(Trying to upload a pic but hard to find one that will upload).

Price of GOLD in New Zealand as at the 1/8/17;
NZ Spot GOLD Price is $1693,70 per ounce

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You can also paste in image links from google.
You might need to put IMG at beggining and /IMG at end with [ ] around each tag as I’ve had to do for this.

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Where abouts is this being displayed GP? West coast museum somewhere?
Bet Arthur and John shit there pants when they stumbled across this baby,make a good door stop!!

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Thats right - sent our largest nugget overseas to become a tea set. I wonder whether there is a replica of it anywhere.

Price of 1 gram of GOLD in New Zealand is around $54.74

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If you think about it, a tea set is something that can get regular use, and be shared with others.
A nugget can only impress & gather dust in a cabinet.

I’ve a feeling a replica would have been made in nz - most had replicas.

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Would say that’s a replica right there…Doesn’t look like an early 1900’s photo :joy:

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Heard there was a big un found near Tuatapere in more recent times. Anyone have more info on that, or was that for my ears only :wink:

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There was a rumour of a large one found in Waikamarina, but they broke it up and took it to Australia to avoid NZ heavy handed gold tax. Probably a lot of gold goes unreported.

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Think it’s at the Ross Heritage Centre and Museum. Unfortunately their webpage seems to be down although their BookFace page is all up and running.

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You are probly right- fairly sure there was no colour pics back then…

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How big you thought it was.

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They most probly did Mal.

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Big enough for a mention, I was living near there back in 2001 and remember something being said about it being found under a tree out whoop whoop by someone running an old whites detector.

So no-one else heard similar?

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Tell us what you know Mick, any idea on size.

:beers:

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…And don’t forget the GPS coords :grin:

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Feel the love everyone, feel the love.
DLOG is great.
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Price of GOLD in New Zealand as of 13.08.17

Per gram = 55.85 -0.01
Per ounce = 1,737.27 -0.37
Per kilo = 55,854.62 -0.37

Show us your GOLD pics here on this thread when you can.

HGH

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Happy Anniversary. I have Earned an Anniversary. Must be a year here - choice.

Price of GOLD in New Zealand as of 21.08.17
Per Ounce = $1,757.09
Per Gram = $56.50

Price of Silver in New Zealand.
Per Ounce = $23.13

Shady
:sake::wine_glass::cocktail::tropical_drink::beer::beers:

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Price of GOLD in New Zealand as of 28.08.17
Per Ounce = $1,805.81
Per Gram = $58.06

Price of Silver
Per Ounce = $24.06
Per Gram = $0.77

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