Zwei riesige golddurchzogene Gesteinsfunde, einmal-im-Leben-vorkommende Entdeckungen
September 10, 2018 -
Mineure in West-Australien haben riesige golddurchzogene Felsstücke ausgegraben, die Millionen Dollar wert sind und laut Geologen ein "einmal-im-Leben-vorkommender Fund" sind.
Canadian miner RNC Minerals says that it has extracted more than US$11m worth of gold in just four days at the Beta Hunt gold mine.
The largest specimen, weighing 95kg, was found to contain more than 2,400 ounces of gold, valued at about $3m. The second-largest, a 63kg specimen with an estimated 1,600 ounces of gold, was worth $2m.
The irony is that Beta Hunt has been mined for nickel, which is a key ingredient in stainless steel, since the 1970s, and gold has always played second fiddle.
RNC Minerals had targeted the gold vein, located 500m underground, after finding traces of gold closer to the surface in June.
Most gold in Western Australia is processed into gold bars before
being sold to Perth Mint, but Beta Hunt owners plan to send the largest specimens to auction as collectors’ items.