Rare gold nugget found in Pyrenees hills

Ken Degorgue found the gold nugget while panning in a river in the Pyrenees foothills. It weighs 2.25grammes.
Ken Degorgue found the gold nugget while panning in a river in the Pyrenees foothills. It weighs 2.25grammes.

The story of the prospector who found a rare gold nugget weighing 2.25 grammes while panning in a river in the Pyrenees foothills.

Ken Degorgue, 31, who works in a shop that sells prospecting equipment, immediately called his boss, Julien Lamarque. “He was mad with joy,” said Mr Lamarque. “It is rare to find gold nuggets in France. “You could say it is the find of a lifetime.”

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