Anne Borg, an 81-year-old grandmother has struck gold on an isolated dirt track in Western Australia.

Mrs Borg, of Maldon near Bendigo unearthed the 586.5g nugget just outside Kalgoorlie on her 81st birthday in 2013 and plans to sell it. The discovery was only revealed to the media today.

The gold It could be worth about $80,000 which will be used to pay Mrs Borg's mortgage and update the caravan

“I saw the gleam of gold and I just looked to the heavens — ‘thank you, thank you, thank you’,” Mrs Borg said.

“I just kept saying, ‘I don’t believe it’ all to myself — because I didn’t believe it.

“I have been detecting (prospecting for gold) for about 10 years and it has made up for all the time I have gone detecting and found nothing.”

 

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