Miners discover $ 15 million in gold in an epic find 500 meters above the surface

Workers at the Beta Hunt mine in Kambalda, 630 km east of Perth, have unearthed gold specimens worth 15 million dollars

A gold discovery of 15 million dollars could change the fate of a Western Australian city in difficulties.

Workers at the Beta Hunt mine in Kambalda, 630 kilometers east of Perth, unearthed the gold in a "once-in-a-lifetime discovery."

Gold was found about 500 m from the surface in an area 3 m wide and 3 m high.

Workers at the Beta Hunt mine in Kambalda, 630 km east of Perth, have unearthed gold specimens worth 15 million dollars

Workers at the Beta Hunt mine in Kambalda, 630 km east of Perth, have unearthed gold specimens worth 15 million dollars

The discovery in the city that was built in the nickel mining industry has been described as "incredibly unique".

The city has been struggling to survive with the low nickel prices that forced four large mines to close in three years, ABC reported.

The miner Henry Dole almost fell when they made the discovery during a day of "business as usual".

"Everything was covered in dust, and when it watered the earth, there was gold everywhere, so it could be seen," he said.

They had been "looking through the canyon" for a while, but the recent discovery had changed morale, he said.

Senior geologist Zaf Thanos called it a discovery "once in a lifetime".

"You could spend your whole life and you will never see anything like that," he said.

It only took four days to bring the gold specimens to the surface. The largest piece weighs 90 kg and took three men to lift it.

Larger pieces, some weighing approximately 60 kg, will be auctioned. They can recover $ 2.6 million.

The discovery in the city that was built in the nickel mining industry has been described as "incredibly unique".

The discovery in the city that was built in the nickel mining industry has been described as "incredibly unique".

The discovery in the city that was built in the nickel mining industry has been described as "incredibly unique".

Security on the site was reinforced, with armed guards added to the team to help transport the pieces to a vault.

Beta Hunt, which is a nickel mine, was launched by its Canadian owner RNC several months ago and is in the final stages of its sale.

The president of RNC, Mark Selby, told ABC that they will auction the biggest pieces.

Shelby said the site went on sale because they could not raise enough capital for exploration drilling.

He told The West Australian that they would go ahead with a sales process to get it into the hands of raising the capital to do more exploration.

"In general, it's an exciting time, and given that it has been a tough bullet for us at the mine, making this kind of discovery simply reinforces that we always knew that this mine had potential."

Kambalda, the city of Western Australia where the discovery was made, has been fighting for survival with low nickel prices forcing four large mines to close in three years.

Kambalda, the city of Western Australia where the discovery was made, has been fighting for survival with low nickel prices forcing four large mines to close in three years.

Kambalda, the city of Western Australia where the discovery was made, has been fighting for survival with low nickel prices forcing four large mines to close in three years.

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