Huge rocks filled* with gold found in Australia

11th September 2018

Miners* in Western Australia say they have discovered two huge* gold-encrusted rocks that are each estimated* to be worth millions of dollars.

Canadian miner RNC Minerals said that the largest rock, weighing 95kg (210lb), contains more than 2,400 ounces of gold*.

One mining engineer described the finds as extremely rare*.

More than 2,400 ounces of gold were found. Credit:

The mining company valued* the largest rock at about $4m. RNC Minerals chief executive Mark Selby said the largest rocks would go to auction*.

The largest gold mine* is actually in South Africa. The Witwatersrand Basin is the biggest supply of gold ever discovered. It is estimated the 40% of all the gold ever mined has come out of the Basin. In 1970, South Africa accounted for* 79% of the world’s gold production.

Glossary of words*
Filled — rellenado 
 Miners — mineros 
 Huge — enorme
 Estimated — estimado/aproximado
 Gold — oro 
 Extremely rare — extremadamente raro
 Valued — tasado/valuado 
 Auction — subasta 
 Mine — mina 
 Accounted for — representar

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