A gold-hunter in the united kingdom has claimed to find a gold nugget in a Scottish river. Now that’s a truly remarkable discovery! This claim came in light when the gold nugget finder took his discovery to an author Lee Palmer to record his finding who was researching for his book “Gold occurrences in the UK: A Gold Prospector’s Guide.”

The author then went on writing and describing the every minute details of the discovered gold nugget. There are more details related to the gold nugget that is discovered by the gold hunter. In this post, you will come to know all the details of the gold nugget that is discovered by a gold hunter in a Scottish river.


According to the author Lee Palmer, the gold nugget was a pure 22-carat gold and donut-shaped. The gold-nugget was native to Scotland only. The discoverer found two pieces of gold weighing 89.6 gms and 31.7 gms, respectively. He used a technique known as ‘sniping’ to discover the gold nugget. This ‘sniping’ technique helps to discover the metals by scraping the crevices at the bottom of the river.  And according to the author, the 2 pieces or lumps of gold fitted each other like a perfect jigsaw.

Moreover, according to the author, the discoverer found the second piece of gold 12 inches away from the first lump of gold, and the hole in the gold nugget could be there due to a strike with a rock or a glacier.

However, Neil Clark, a gold expert, told the British news channels that the exact location from where it was found would be difficult to tell as there are more than 300 locations in Scotland where gold could be found. He further added that even if the gold nugget comes to the museum, then also it would be difficult to find its provenance as there is only one isotope of gold that is found naturally.

With this big jackpot, came a big tension. The discovery of such a precious metal could lead to a complicate situation as according to the Scottish gold ownership laws, the gold nugget should be handed over to the crown. But Lee Palmer, the author, in his interview stated that he would like this precious piece of metal to be exhibited in London’s Natural History Museum or The National Museum Of Scotland.

We have highlighted the slightest details of this big discovery in our post. From its discoverer to the author, both have done a remarkable job in their respective fields.