Family Stumbles Upon $25,000 Gold Nugget While Walking Down the Street

The nugget was found as they were walking down the street.
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An Australian man his family were out walking their dog when they made the discovery.

An Australian family literally struck gold when they were on a walk.

A Victoria man, who did not wish to be identified, and his family were out walking their dog, “Lucky,” when his daughter accidentally kicked a gold nugget worth an estimated $37,000 Australian dollars (about $25,000), according to the New Zealand Herald

At first, they were confused about what it was.

"I actually walked right past it but my daughter pretty much kicked it as she was walking. She then goes, 'Dad, is this gold?' I said, 'I think it might be,'" the father told the Bendigo Advertiser.

The 20-ounce nugget reportedly came at a helpful time for the family, who said they plan to sell it. 

"We've come on some tough times so it's really good because we've been struggling financially. It couldn't be better timing really," he told the paper. 

Australia is known to be a gold mine, with some of the largest nuggets in the world having been found there. 

In September, another gold nugget was found in the country that was worth $110,000 Australian dollars.