Chinese government might seize farmer’s 17-pound gold nugget

Courtesy of The Box Houston.

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Hell naw this is is why Im glad to live in a Free Country lol.

HONG KONG — Remember the lucky Chinese herdsman who recently stumbled onto a 17-pound gold nugget?Well, it seems China’s government hasn’t forgotten, as the nugget’s finder may now be forced to surrender his find to the state as a public “mineral resource.”

After the ethnic Kazak herdsman accidentally tripped over a gold nugget “on bare ground” in China’s far western Xinjiang region about two weeks ago, the local government conducted an appraisal of the rock — and an investigation with various officials to discuss ownership of the treasure, the government-run Beijing Morning Post reported Wednesday.

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