Sunday, 10 February 2013

5 largest Gold nuggets


#1 - Welcome Stranger nugget weighing in at 2316 oz., found on February 5th, 1869 in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia. It was melted down shortly after discovery.
# 2 - Pepita Canaa nugget weighing in at 2145 oz., found Sept 13, 1983 by miners at the Serra Pelada Mine in the State of Para, Brazil. It currently resides in the Banco Central Museum in Brazil.
#3 - Golden Eagle nugget weighing in at 1136 oz., found by sixteen year old Jack Larcombe on January 8th, 1931 in Larkinville, Western Australia
#4 - Newmont's Normandy Nugget weighing in at 899 oz. found near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia in 1995. Currently its on display at the Perth Mint in Australia.
#5 - Hand of Faith nugget weighing in at 875 oz. It was found in 1980 in Wedderburn, Australia using a metal detector. It currently resides at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas.
The largest gold nugget ever found in Alaska at 294.10 Troy Ounces. It was found near Ruby, Alaska in 1998 by a miner as he operated his bulldozer. The nugget rolled off the pile of dirt ahead of the bulldozer blade.