Surfers Paradise gold digger finds four more nuggets in the sand on Gold Coast beach
KERCHING! There’s more gold where the now-infamous Gold Coast beach nuggets came from.
The Surfers Paradise gold digger who found three precious rocks on a northern Gold Coast beach last week has done it again.
Local beachlover Greg Cooke uncovered another two nuggets on Saturday when he returned to his lucky secret spot in the sand.
Mr Cooke and his buddy returned to their treasure trove again yesterday — and found two more rocks.
“They’re not as big. My mate’s got them — he reckons those two are his,” Mr Cooke said.
Mr Cooke said he and his mate reckon the nuggets are most likely broken fragments from the same rock.
“The big one’s been there forever and it’s only with erosion that they’ve come to life,” he said.
“We reckon the small ones are coming from the rock retaining walls.
“You can see the quartz veins in the rock in the retaining walls.”
Eager to keep the exact location of his ‘gold mine’ secret, Mr Cookie said the unlikely prospectors were careful not to attract too much attention.
“There are an awful lot of people on the beach looking down at the moment,” he said, laughing.
“We’ve tried to be clever about it but it must be pretty obvious — two guys walking along the beach, one swinging a detector and the other one with a shovel.”