GUADALCANAL MAN FINDS 1.8-KILO GOLD NUGGET

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (SIBC, Mar. 26) - A man from Turarana village in central Guadalcanal is reported to have been the first in the area to find a gold nugget.

Reports reaching SIBC say the person found the nugget at the banks of Kolokari stream, within the licensed area of Gold Ridge mining lease.

The nugget is measured at about 18 centimeters long and 8 centimeters wide and weighs about 1.8 kilograms.

The nugget was found Saturday in an area where the man’s younger brother died a fortnight ago.

March 27, 2003

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation: http://www.sibconline.com.sb 

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