gold nuggets

Gold is found in every country except for Antarctica. Most gold is actually in the Ocean, but it is not easy to mine. Gold is found typically in 2 forms: Vein gold found in quartz Bedrock and nugget gold found floating around in Rivers (also known as placer gold). Large Gold nuggets found have not all been saved for viewing enjoyment. Some get sold to mint companies where they are refined and made into ingots. The list below is some of the biggest gold nuggets found that are still in existence.

1. Name: Canaan Nugget
Where: Pepita Canaa, Brazil
Weight: 162 Troy lbs/ 60.82 KG
Year Found: 1983
Finder: Julio De Deus
Displayed: Brazilian Central Bank, Museu de Valores do Banco Central, In Brazil

2. The Great Triangle
Where: Russian Ural Mountains
Weight: 88 Troy lbs/ 32.94 KG
Year Found: 1842
Finder: Nikofor Syutkin
Displayed: Diamond Fund Collection, Kremlin, Moscow

3. Hand of Faith
Where: Australia
Weight: 74 Troy lbs/ 27.66 KG
Year Found: 1980
Finder: Kevin Hillier using a metal detector
Displayed: Golden Nugget Casino, Las Vegas, NV

4. Normandy Nugget
Where: Australia
Weight:68 Troy lbs/ 25.5 KG
Year Found: 1995
Finder: Gold Mining Center of Kalgoorlie
Displayed: Museum of Perth, Australia

5. Ironstones “Crown Jewel”
Where: Jamestown, California
Weight/ Size: 60 Troy Lbs/ 22 KG
Year found: 1992
Finder: Sonora Mining Co.
Displayed: Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, CA