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Modesto man finds big gold nugget in Tuolumne County

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Oscar Espinoza of Modesto found a gold nugget in Tuolumne County that may be worth $70,000, according to news and social media reports.

Cell phone footage posted on the Gold Prospecting Adventure’s Facebook page showed the discovery and Espinoza’s reaction.

Gold Prospecting Adventures, a company in Jamestown that knows the ins and outs of gold panning, told Fox40 in Sacramento that based on the weight of the nugget, which is 559 grams, it could sell for up to $70,000.

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