Holterman "Nugget"

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The 1870s

Hill End, New South Wales

Holterman "Nugget"

10,229 ounces...290 Kg

While the Welcome Stranger is the largest gold nugget ever found, the biggest gold specimen discovered on the planet is the Holterman "Nugget"

Unearthed in October 1872 by German-born miner Berhardt Holterman at Hill End, New South Wales, the gold embedded in quartz specimen weighed a staggering 10,229 ounces...290 Kg

The rock was valued at £12,000, which is, $1.7 million... £1.3 million in today's money before it was crushed and the gold extracted

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