Rare Gold Specimens Unearthed At WA Mine Compared To 'Finding A Needle In A Haystack'

They say lightning never strikes twice, but spectacular gold specimens have been unearthed at a Western Australian gold mine for the second time in nine months. 

Another pocket of rare visible gold has been discovered at the Beta Hunt mine near the historic mining town of Kambalda, 630 kilometres east of Perth.

Underground miners have recovered an estimated 987 ounces of coarse gold in 238 kilograms of rock since Saturday — worth about $1.9 million at today's gold price.

The Beta Hunt mine made international headlines last year after some of the biggest specimens ever seen were unearthed about 500 metres below the surface — the largest weighing in at 94 kilograms.