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Biggest gold nugget ever found

Biggest gold nugget ever found: Gold has captivated humanity for wealth, power, and beauty.

Gold has captivated humanity for millennia, symbolizing wealth, power, and beauty. Among the tales of gold's allure, few capture the imagination quite like the discovery of massive gold nuggets.

These finds are not just remarkable for their size but for the stories, they tell of fortune, adventure, and the relentless human pursuit of wealth.

In this article, we look into the "biggest gold nugget ever found" and list the top 10 gold finds that have left an indelible mark on history.

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10 big gold nugget finds in history

  1. The Welcome Stranger Nugget - Discovered in 1869 in Victoria, Australia, this is the largest alluvial gold nugget ever found, weighing a staggering 72 kilograms (over 2,300 ounces).
  2. The Hand of Faith - Found using a metal detector in Kingower, Australia, in 1980, this nugget weighs 27.66 kilograms (875 ounces) and is notable for being the largest nugget found with a metal detector.
  3. The Pepita Canaã Nugget - The largest gold nugget found in Brazil, weighing 60.82 kilograms (over 1,900 ounces), was discovered in the Serra Pelada region in 1983.
  4. The Golden Eagle - Unearthed in 1931 in Western Australia, this nugget weighed 35 kilograms (1,113 ounces), making it one of the most significant finds of the early 20th century.
  5. The Welcome Nugget - Another massive find from Australia, this one weighed 68.98 kilograms (over 2,200 ounces) and was discovered in 1858 near Ballarat.
  6. The Canaã Nugget - A series of large nuggets from Brazil's Serra Pelada, with the most notable piece weighing over 1,500 ounces.
  7. The Holtermann Nugget - Technically a specimen (gold embedded in quartz), this is one of the largest ever found, weighing 286 kilograms (over 9,000 ounces) and discovered in 1872 in New South Wales, Australia.
  8. The Ironstone's Crown Jewel - A crystalline gold leaf specimen from California, USA, weighing 44 kilograms (1,480 ounces), found in 1992.
  9. The Great Triangle - This Russian nugget, found in the Miass area of the Urals in 1842, weighs 36.2 kilograms (1,217 ounces) and is the largest found in Russia.
  10. The Alaska Centennial Nugget - The largest gold nugget found in Alaska, weighing 20.5 kilograms (736 ounces), was discovered in 1998 near Ruby, Alaska.

NB: This article is based on available information and records up to the date of publication. The sizes and details of the finds have been recorded to the best of our ability from historical and publicly available sources. This information is provided for general interest and educational purposes only.

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