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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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