That’s one huge nugget!

Image result for worlds largest golden nuggetOn this day in 1869, the World’s largest gold nugget was discovered by John Deason and Richard Oates.

The largest gold nugget ever found was called the “Welcome Stranger” weighing in at 2316 troy ounces (72.04 kg). It was found by John Deason and Richard Oates (pictured below with miners and wives) at Moliagul, Victoria, Australia on February 5th, 1869.

Today the nugget is worth around $1.5 million!

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