An amateur prospector in Australia hit the jackpot

An amateur prospector in Australia hit the jackpot

AUSTRALIA (KGO) -- An amateur prospector in Australia hit the jackpot.

While searching for gold on Wednesday, he found a giant nugget weighing nearly 12 pounds.

He made the discovery using a hand-held metal detector in an area about an hour from Melbourne.

The nugget is worth as much as $300,000.

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