Gold nugget found in China with the shape of the map of China

China map golden nugget

On the 7th of February, a golden nugget was found in Qing He town in Xinjiang province, China. It is currently a very popular topic among Chinese internet users. The police and the local government went to the finders home to investigate the nugget and see if it is indeed a nugget of gold. The gross weight of the nugget is 7.8 kilo and has the shape of the Chinese map.

In China, sometimes when something old and valuable is found the government might claim that it belongs to the country and take it away from the finder, leaving the finder with a finders fee of about 600 renminbi or 100 american dollars while the actual item may be priceless. The most popular topic online on the matter is wether this will be the case this time too.