Don't forget, those are 60k loonies. That comes out to $45k greenbacks or roughly 1 kilo of powdery white gold.$60 Fing thousand dollars is a lot of scratch.
What you doing?
The question is, would it be faster to get a team of excavators to dig the hole or get the white gold and have Nobby dig the hole himself?
Knowing Nobbs, I'm going to bet on the latter