Norway’s biggest ever…….

Arne SevaldsenGisna. Record-sized gold lump found in Sør-Trøndelag.Arne Sevaldsen.Photo : Marius Frang / NTB scanpix

Unlikely to cause a  Rennebu gold rush, but nevertheless, Norway’s biggest ever nugget.

Arne Sevaldsen has been digging for gold in the river Gisna in Sør-Trøndelag during the past three years’ holidays. This week he struck pay-dirt after finding a nugget weighing 19.56 grams (0.7 ounces), which is a new Norwegian record.

According to NRK news, Sevaldsen has received offers of tens of thousands of kroners, but he doesn’t intend to sell to private individuals.

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‘I have to sell to a museum so I can go inside and look at the nugget,’ said Sevaldsen, who comes from Rådal, outside Bergen.
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The dug up gold is worth a hundred kroner, according to its discoverer. But such a unique, untreated gold nugget is sought after by collectors. Norway’s previous record for a gold nugget was 17.02 grams (0.6 ounces).
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 ‘My scales only go up to 10 grams. I thought, ‘OK, anyway it’s heavier than that. Then I borrowed my friend’s scales and they showed 19.56 grams. Then I cheered even more’, said Sevaldsen.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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