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(Herald Sun)   That's not a nugget, THIS is a nugget   (heraldsun.com.au) divider line 73
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2013-01-18 09:57:39 AM
"He's a person that really deserves it.

"He rushed to tell his wife when he found it and she didn't believe him at first. He is going to pay off a lot of bills and pay off his house - it's a real life changer.


So he's already in debt and now he's just hit a huge windfall. Is there any way that I can short a person?
 
2013-01-18 09:57:50 AM
Looks like a spoon to me.
 
2013-01-18 09:59:05 AM
resources3.news.com.au

On one hand: Is he wearing pants right now?
On the other hand: Would you be?
 
2013-01-18 09:59:34 AM
found in bush

I've never found anything that great in bush.
 
2013-01-18 10:03:59 AM
Check out these stink nuggetssssssss
 
2013-01-18 10:04:38 AM
It's kind of a shame it'll be melted down as it is more impressive as is.
 
2013-01-18 10:08:17 AM
No this is a nugget
students.cis.uab.edu
 
2013-01-18 10:08:32 AM
His metal detector lists for a little over $5,000 US. He must be single.
 
2013-01-18 10:13:28 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-18 10:13:45 AM
$300,000 seems low to me for that big a piece of gold.
 
2013-01-18 10:14:00 AM
That detector costs between 5-7k with shipping, and gets quite a heap of praise in the article. Viral marketing?
 
2013-01-18 10:15:24 AM
I was expecting something less metallic and more smokable. Leaving disappointed.
 
2013-01-18 10:16:22 AM
That thing could make a lot of vibrators.
 
2013-01-18 10:17:51 AM

js34603: I was expecting something less metallic and more smokable. Leaving disappointed.


Thats because you don't know the difference between a "nug" and a "Nug-get."
 
2013-01-18 10:18:15 AM

orclover: No this is a nugget
[students.cis.uab.edu image 850x365]


You are also wrong. THESE are nuggets:
www.mcdonalds.com
 
2013-01-18 10:20:22 AM
www.freeimagehosting.net">

What do ya know...the Mormons were right

 
2013-01-18 10:23:05 AM
Of course, his detector found this thing and it was 2 feet underground. Anyone that is motivated enough to dig 2 feet for the 99.999% chance of finding a car rim has probably been doing this for quite a while.
 
2013-01-18 10:25:56 AM
Amazing gold is worth so much. It's only real value is in electronics and optics.
Probably from ancient times when we mined gold for the aliens and they gave us food morsels or beads.
 
2013-01-18 10:25:58 AM

megalynn44: $300,000 seems low to me for that big a piece of gold.


177 ounces x $1,680/ounce = $297,360
 
2013-01-18 10:32:45 AM
www.derok.net

NOBODY CALLS ME NUGGET!!!
 
2013-01-18 10:33:23 AM
*sigh* thought this was going to be a pot article.
 
2013-01-18 10:34:03 AM

orclover: No this is a nugget
[students.cis.uab.edu image 850x365]


This.
 
2013-01-18 10:34:35 AM
I've probably played way too much Minecraft, because my first thought was "gold? Frigging useless except for electric minecart tracks. Keep digging, you're almost low enough for diamonds!"
 
2013-01-18 10:36:27 AM
Fark.com - It's not news, it's Reddit 3 days later.
 
2013-01-18 10:37:02 AM
oh for the days of rap hip hop glory when some nubian mixmaster would buy that whole and have it attached to a worthy neck chain for all the world to see
 
2013-01-18 10:39:20 AM

Deep Contact: Amazing gold is worth so much. It's only real value is in electronics and optics.
Probably from ancient times when we mined gold for the aliens and they gave us food morsels or beads.


It is amazing the number of times people, smart people, have told me they back a gold standard because the dollar have value based on people believing it does, but gold has intrinsic value based on it's scarcity.

I then point out the number of materials that are rarer and way cheaper than gold, but ... nope, nothing.
 
2013-01-18 10:50:05 AM

orclover: No this is a nugget
[students.cis.uab.edu image 850x365]


Go back to /k/.....
 
2013-01-18 10:51:42 AM
i48.tinypic.com
/now THATS a Nug
 
2013-01-18 10:53:16 AM

BigLuca: Deep Contact: Amazing gold is worth so much. It's only real value is in electronics and optics.
Probably from ancient times when we mined gold for the aliens and they gave us food morsels or beads.

It is amazing the number of times people, smart people, have told me they back a gold standard because the dollar have value based on people believing it does, but gold has intrinsic value based on it's scarcity.

I then point out the number of materials that are rarer and way cheaper than gold, but ... nope, nothing.


It's possible for a material to be both rarer and cheaper than gold if the demand is low. That, plus the fact that gold's value is driven not only by its market value, but also factors like psychology and speculation, pretty well accounts for the disparity.
 
2013-01-18 10:53:32 AM
magazine.ufl.edu
 
2013-01-18 10:54:14 AM

Rapmaster2000: "He's a person that really deserves it.

"He rushed to tell his wife when he found it and she didn't believe him at first. He is going to pay off a lot of bills and pay off his house - it's a real life changer.

So he's already in debt and now he's just hit a huge windfall. Is there any way that I can short a person?


It's really not that much different from hitting the lottery. So he's likely to follow the predicable path of the lottery winner.
 
2013-01-18 10:55:08 AM

Deep Contact: Amazing gold is worth so much. It's only real value is in electronics and optics.


All the gold ever mined by the human race could fit in a cube that is thirty-meters to the side. That's shared among all humans, everywhere, ever.
 
2013-01-18 11:00:55 AM

mcgreggers99: [www.derok.net image 189x235]

NOBODY CALLS ME NUGGET!!!


Expected this within 10 posts.

You're slipping fWc. You're slipping.
 
2013-01-18 11:00:57 AM

deadsanta: That detector costs between 5-7k with shipping, and gets quite a heap of praise in the article. Viral marketing?


Yeah, something's off about this story. No other metal detector can find an eleven pound hunk of metal under two feet of rock?
 
2013-01-18 11:03:27 AM
www.soapysmith.net

Approves.

/I loved these comics as a kid.
 
2013-01-18 11:06:27 AM
Are jealous
static.ddmcdn.com
 
2013-01-18 11:17:38 AM

Cybernetic: BigLuca: Deep Contact: Amazing gold is worth so much. It's only real value is in electronics and optics.
Probably from ancient times when we mined gold for the aliens and they gave us food morsels or beads.

It is amazing the number of times people, smart people, have told me they back a gold standard because the dollar have value based on people believing it does, but gold has intrinsic value based on it's scarcity.

I then point out the number of materials that are rarer and way cheaper than gold, but ... nope, nothing.

It's possible for a material to be both rarer and cheaper than gold if the demand is low. That, plus the fact that gold's value is driven not only by its market value, but also factors like psychology and speculation, pretty well accounts for the disparity.


Yep, that is always my point to them. But that doesn't phase the gold fanatic crowd.
 
2013-01-18 11:30:39 AM

NephilimNexus: On one hand: Is he wearing pants right now?
On the other hand: Would you be?


I suspect I would not be wearing pants for a long time after a find like that.

/two chicks at same time, man!
 
2013-01-18 11:31:04 AM
Brought to you by Minelab GPX-5000.
24.media.tumblr.com
/Minelab GPX-5000
 
2013-01-18 11:32:52 AM

George Babbitt: [www.freeimagehosting.net image 500x500]">

What do ya know...the Mormons were right


I was thinking whale tail, or dog.
 
2013-01-18 11:34:39 AM
Todd Hoffman not available for comment.
 
2013-01-18 11:37:09 AM
I'm getting a kick, because this weekend I'm going to a friend's claim in Idaho Springs, CO to do some panning.

/hope it all pans out.
 
2013-01-18 11:55:03 AM
trickymoo: /I loved these comics as a kid.

Those are great comics, when my son was in 3rd grade we could not get him to read anything, he didn't play video games or anything - he just hated reading. I found some Uncle Scrooge comics at a garage sale and bought them for him. He read them over and over! I then went on a quest to find Disney comics until he had a pretty substantial collection, not really worth anything since they were not in the best of shape but they got him reading! My wife was concerned about him reading comics and talked to his teacher who said "Hey! As long as he is reading who cares!"

By the end of the school year he had caught up to his peers in reading comprehension and by the end of 4th grade he was reading on a high school level and had graduated to 'Silver Age' superheros.
 
2013-01-18 12:01:26 PM
www.ejumpcut.org
We're going to town!!
 
2013-01-18 12:13:04 PM

NephilimNexus: [resources3.news.com.au image 650x366]

On one hand: Is he wearing pants right now?
On the other hand: Would you be?


The answers are 'I think', and 'no, but I wouldn't masturbate, I just like to be pantsless around the house'.
 
2013-01-18 12:23:20 PM
The Nugget:
i.imgur.com

/ Obscure?
// Perhaps not in the UK.
 
2013-01-18 12:28:45 PM

jwrw: The Nugget:
[i.imgur.com image 330x233]

/ Obscure?
// Perhaps not in the UK.


Nothing on fark is ever obscure. Snooker ftw.
 
2013-01-18 12:30:31 PM

BigLuca: Deep Contact: Amazing gold is worth so much. It's only real value is in electronics and optics.
Probably from ancient times when we mined gold for the aliens and they gave us food morsels or beads.

It is amazing the number of times people, smart people, have told me they back a gold standard because the dollar have value based on people believing it does, but gold has intrinsic value based on it's scarcity.

I then point out the number of materials that are rarer and way cheaper than gold, but ... nope, nothing.


I hear ya.

I've argued for platinum, or rare earth metals. I gave up ever discussing that again, as I could not get them to understand intrinsic values blahblahblah. I forget the name- but there's a d&d module I've played, based on books I can't remember the title to, either- but steel is the main currency, because it's the most useful metal. Gold is worth less than copper.
I dunno- Weave probably knows it, though.

Sheeit, we could use printer ink!
 
2013-01-18 12:55:15 PM

TheMysticS: BigLuca: Deep Contact: Amazing gold is worth so much. It's only real value is in electronics and optics.
Probably from ancient times when we mined gold for the aliens and they gave us food morsels or beads.

It is amazing the number of times people, smart people, have told me they back a gold standard because the dollar have value based on people believing it does, but gold has intrinsic value based on it's scarcity.

I then point out the number of materials that are rarer and way cheaper than gold, but ... nope, nothing.

I hear ya.

I've argued for platinum, or rare earth metals. I gave up ever discussing that again, as I could not get them to understand intrinsic values blahblahblah. I forget the name- but there's a d&d module I've played, based on books I can't remember the title to, either- but steel is the main currency, because it's the most useful metal. Gold is worth less than copper.
I dunno- Weave probably knows it, though.

Sheeit, we could use printer ink!


You can't base value on usefulness because water is the most useful thing ever (try going a few days without any) and unless you're in a desert that shiat is farking everywhere.

Actually, air is even more "useful". An economy that used air as a medium of trade would be... inconvenient.
 
2013-01-18 01:13:44 PM

Jument: TheMysticS: BigLuca: Deep Contact: Amazing gold is worth so much. It's only real value is in electronics and optics.
Probably from ancient times when we mined gold for the aliens and they gave us food morsels or beads.

It is amazing the number of times people, smart people, have told me they back a gold standard because the dollar have value based on people believing it does, but gold has intrinsic value based on it's scarcity.

I then point out the number of materials that are rarer and way cheaper than gold, but ... nope, nothing.

I hear ya.

I've argued for platinum, or rare earth metals. I gave up ever discussing that again, as I could not get them to understand intrinsic values blahblahblah. I forget the name- but there's a d&d module I've played, based on books I can't remember the title to, either- but steel is the main currency, because it's the most useful metal. Gold is worth less than copper.
I dunno- Weave probably knows it, though.

Sheeit, we could use printer ink!

You can't base value on usefulness because water is the most useful thing ever (try going a few days without any) and unless you're in a desert that shiat is farking everywhere.

Actually, air is even more "useful". An economy that used air as a medium of trade would be... inconvenient.


Honestly, for the future of mankind, I worry that control of water will be really serious.
Possibly clean air, too. Domes. Individual scrubbers. The future is hard to see.
Always in motion is the future.

And we're talking about a fantasy world where weapons for war are the most important thing. Not reality.

But I still submit that for today's economy- rare earth metals could back a currency.
 
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