Sometimes, it pays to be in a bad mood.
Australian Mick Brown, 42, had just given up smoking, and was not handling it well, according to reports. His wife, in need of a break from his poor attitude, told him to get out of their house for a little while.
Brown, who is reportedly a gold prospector, took a walk with his metal detector in an area where he’d previously hunted for treasure. While walking through the patch of land near Wedderburn, Victoria, he found a lump of gold measuring 87 ounces.
That’s worth about $141,000 AUD (about $136,555 CAD).
“I thought, bugger me, it is, it’s bloody gold,” said Brown to The Age.
“Sometimes they do say gold is worth twice its weight in gold if it’s a really nice looking nugget.”
Brown said he’s dubbed the nugget the “fair dinkum nugget” because when people feel how heavy it is, they say “fair dinkum this is huge.”
He says he’ll be using the money he makes off its sale to pay off a tax debt, and possibly put a spa bath in for his kids.Read More »from Grumpy husband discovers gold nugget when shooed out of his house