Everyone celebrated mother’s day in their own way, some give a surprise gift or some spend just quality time with their mum.
But, something really unexpected happened with one family which lives in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
It all happened when dad, kids, and the dog decided to go out for a morning walk, the dog’s name is “Lucky,” but they never thought that what is going to happen with them, there was far more than luck at work here.
“It was Mother’s Day morning and we decided to go for a walk,” the father, who wishes to remain anonymous, told the Bendigo Advertiser. “Mum actually stayed at home some, my two daughters and Lucky were just walking along.”
As they were walking, his daughter saw something unique that caught her attention. According to the dad, she “pretty much kicked” a rock that gleamed a promising golden color.
“She then goes, dad, is this gold?” he recalled. “I said, I think it might be.”
As we know, Bendigo is well-known as a former gold mining town, and it became popular in the 19th century, people have tried to find the precious metal scattered around.
“Around nine billion dollars worth of gold was found in Bendigo, making it the second highest producing goldfield in Australia after Kalgoorlie, and seventh richest field in the world,” the Bendigo Tourism website states.
“Historic and elaborate bank buildings line the main streets, with gold smelter chimneys an ever-present reminder of the riches from the gold fields.”
The unidentified dad even claimed to have searched for gold in the past, saying that he’d “done a little bit of prospecting in the past.”
“I’ve dug a couple of holes and never found anything but it’s not something I usually do,” he added.
They were curious about to figure out how much their gold nugget weighed, and how much the cost will be.
“We couldn’t find anywhere to properly weigh it,” he continued. “We ended up taking it to the IGA and weighing it up there at the supermarket. They weren’t too happy that we were weighing it at the deli there.”
Dad said that the nugget came in at 20 ounces and according to experts it could be worth something like $35,000.
“To sell it as a nugget whole, it’s probably worth a little bit more than that,” he explained. “We’ve come on some tough times so it’s really good because we’ve been struggling financially. It couldn’t be better timing really.”
Despite the providential timing on the find, they’ve encountered a new problem: How do you store and protect such a possession?
“I haven’t been sleeping very well and we think it’s best just to sell it,” the dad said.
The family said they plan to search that area once again for more pieces. I am sure this was a Mother’s Day that they won’t forget ever!
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