JAMESTOWN, Calif. — There’s gold in ‘dem der hills!
A prospector in central California found a gold nugget the size of a t-bone steak, reports CBS affiliate KPIX in San Francisco.
Now local businesses in in a little town of Jamestown, California about 60 east of Stockton, are banking on a modern gold rush.
It was Tuesday afternoon when the owner of the Jamestown Hotel got word his friend had struck gold. He was expecting to see a nugget but …
“Oh my god,” said Charlie Morgan when he first saw how big it was. “I thought that’s a lucky guy!”
The lucky friend was Oscar Espinoza of Modesto.
Espinoza told the folks at Gold Prospecting Adventures he’d been searching in nearby Woodscreek. But he didn’t say where exactly.
The nugget weighs about 18 ounces. Morgan believes he could get $70,000 for it.