(Photo provided courtesy of GoldRush Melody Tallis on Facebook)
About Melody from Discovery.com: "Melody began metal detecting in 1990 with her husband Arthur Tallis, and began mining for gold in 2002 when she joined a prospecting club in Arizona. In 2008 she met Minnesota miner Elmer Dahl while on vacation...
He was in the process of purchasing a gold claim in Alaska and invited Melody to join him at the claim the following summer. She's been working Alaska claims ever since. She has the distinction of finding a nugget weighing 11.6 oz. while holidaying at the Ganes Mining Camp; this is the largest nugget a woman has ever found there.
(This video provided courtesy of Wayne Bell.)