Gisna. 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.
‘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.
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).
‘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