That’s one huge nugget!

On 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 … Read moreThat’s one huge nugget!

A jewel amongst the rocks

On this day in 1905, the World’s largest diamond was discovered in South Africa. The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, weighing 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g), discovered at the Premier No. 2 mine in Cullinan, South Africa, on 26 January 1905. It was named after Thomas Cullinan, the mine’s chairman. In April 1905, the diamond was put on sale in London, but … Read moreA jewel amongst the rocks

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