A palm-sized, 652-gram gold nugget worth nearly $27,000 USD was found in Sonora, Mexico in January by a woman and her husband, both experienced prospectors. They used a Minelab GPZ 7000 detector—one of three the couple owns. The nugget was buried approximately 80cm deep and was valued at $26,934.12 USD.
Named by smarterhobby.com as the most reliable expert-level gold nugget detector, the Minelab GPZ 7000 has been consistently used to find large gold nuggets because of its extreme depth capability and maximum gold sensitivity. In October 2018, a 1928-gram gold nugget worth AU$100,000 was found at a depth of 800mm in Western Australia using the GPZ 7000.
The GPZ 7000 is available through Minelab’s Global Dealer Network.