A palm-sized, 652-gram gold nugget worth nearly $27,000 USD was found in Sonora,
Mexico in January by a woman and her husband, both experienced prospectors.
They used a Minelab GPZ 7000 detector—one of three the couple owns.
The nugget was buried approximately 80cm deep and was valued at $26,934.12 USD.
the Minelab GPZ 7000 has been consistently used to find large gold nuggets
because of its extreme depth capability and maximum gold sensitivity.
In October 2018, a 1928-gram gold nugget worth AU$100,000 was found at a depth of 800mm in Western Australia using the GPZ 7000.