Accidental 1oz Gold Nugget find with a Minelab CTX 3030!

So I went back to my favourite coin/relic site near the old gold mining camp to try find some more coins and buckles I may have missed previously with the Minelab CTX 3030.

On the side of a steep slope which leads into the gully I dug a target which, on the CTX 3030 was the same ID as a sixpence, and since I had dug many here before I was excited to think I may have another.

After 4 inches digging hard clay I was very surprised to see this little beauty in my hand.

I never once thought I had any chance of finding gold nuggets in this location with this detector .

Note also, the detector wasn’t even ground balanced !

The sunburn and 2km walk into the isolated mining camp was worth every painful step.

Next time i go back, i still wont be expecting this again.. Absolute fluke.

She weighs in at 33.7 grams

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1oz Gold Nugget found with Minelab CTX 3030

1oz Gold Nugget found with Minelab CTX 3030

1oz Gold Nugget

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About Treasure Tim

Tim works at Miners Den Australia’s Bendigo store ‘BendigoGold’. Having an interest in both Gold Prospecting and Treasure Hunting he is available to offer Miners Den Australia customers advice and support in their pursuit treasure hunting adventures and Gold Nuggets. Tim will be sharing his finds and advice regularly on the Miners Den Australia blog, so make sure you check back to see some fantastic finds and valuable tips on getting the best out of your Minelab Gold, Treasure and Adventure metal detectors! Having uncovered 1000's of historic relics and many ounces of gold nuggets Tim is perfect person to help you hone your skills and get you discovering more of the good stuff more often. Tim can be contacted via email

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