The Largest Gold Nugget Ever Found – Welcome Stranger!
The largest gold nugget to be pulled out of the soil is known as the Welcome Stanger Nugget. It was discovered by John Deason and Richard Oates back in 1869 in Victoria Australia.
These lucky fellows found the largest gold nugget ever and it weighed in at a refined weight of 2.283 oz. It was also 61 cm by 31 cm. Massive chunk of gold! Take a look at a replica of this stunning piece of gold below.
This is way more than a retirement nugget or the one ounce club!
Can you believe that the two miners were paid only 9,381 pounds sterling for the find. I cant imagine how much it would be worth today! (Maybe I don’t want to)
Such an important find like this deserves to be commemorated and a statue has been erected at the location where the biggest Gold Nugget ever found was located. You could go and see it for yourself in Victoria.
Other large gold nuggets have been found including the “Welcome Nugget” also found in Australia. Although all these big gold nuggets were all found way back in the past this does not mean that no more exist!
No man can cover all the earth in search of gold. My bet is that even larger ones lie undisturbed across the globe waiting for you to stumble across. All you may need is a Gold Detector, some hard work and a bit of luck.
The Largest gold piece ever found with a metal detector is known as the “Hand of Faith” and is pictured below. Found by Kevin Hillier yet again in Australia in 1980. This baby weighed in at 27.21 kg’s!
The Latest Find was made in Ballarat Australia on January 16th 2013 by an Australian using a Minelab GPX5000. Worth around $500 000 it weighed in at 5.4 kilograms.
I hope these top Gold Finds inspire you to put in the hard work to find yours! Good Luck everyone!
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