My life changed forever when I discovered a rock worth £100,000 in the dirt underneath my childhood playground | The Sun

A REAL-LIFE gold digger has hit the jackpot after discovering a £100,000 nugget in her childhood playground.

Tyler Mahoney, 27, found a massive vein of gold when excavating an outback hill where she used to play with her brother 15 years ago.

Tyler, from Calgary in Western Australia, is now a star on Discovery Channel's hit show Gold Rush.

The 27-year-old explained the only reason she visited the region again was because her dad Ted had been passing through the area and needed to make a phone call.

"We were at a place in the outback, where me and my brother actually grew up," she said.

"We'd spent a lot of time there when we were younger and I hadn't been back in about 15 years.

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Whilst he searched for service he found a couple of nuggets so he wanted to take his children there.

"We were getting a lot of gold off this hill but it was really rough," Tyler said.

"We knew we were close to the source, the idea of prospecting, finding these nuggets is to follow it and track it and find where it's come from."

With the help of a guide and a pig, the siblings chipped away at it, when suddenly gold nuggets started coming out.

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"It was a big vein of black iron stone and it was just full of gold speckles," Tyler recalled.

"There was gold speckles all through it. Looked like gold veins.

"It was one of the richest loads my dad's ever seen and then it just kept coming and coming and we just followed it."

She added: "We put everything we got in the back of our truck and and we processed it and basically yeah, we got about £100,000 worth of gold from this one dig and then we melted it into some little bars."

Earlier this year, a prospector who claims he struck gold near a major UK city is keeping the treasure's location secret.

Andy Brooke, 37, said he found specks of the precious metal in a stream to the south of one of Britain's biggest cities in January.

Now he plans to go back to see if he can find the source of the gold, which could be worth a fortune.

The stream to the south of Birmingham was listed in the British Geological Survey report as having signs of gold.

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After scouring the river bed Andy claims to have found specks of the heavy metal, raising his hopes of a serious find.

Brummie Andy has been prospecting for four years, although it took two before he found anything.

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