Scientists prove world’s largest gold crystal is real

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) – There was a sort of gold rush at Los Alamos lab Monday.

Scientists used a neutron scanner to prove that this nugget about the size of a golf ball is the world’s largest single crystal of gold.

Found in a river in Venezuela years ago, it’s estimated to be worth about $1.5 million.

There had been questions about its authenticity but Monday’s exam proved it was created entirely by nature.

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