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Gold Prospecting in Victoria, Where to Strike it Rich
The allure of gold has captivated humanity for millennia. In Australia, the discovery of gold in Victoria in 1851 triggered a historic gold rush, forever shaping the state's social and economic landscape. Today, Victoria remains a popular destination for recreational gold prospecting, also known as fossicking. Recent years have seen a significant increase in gold…
A collage showing the Welcome Stranger nugget (Australia's largest gold nugget) with a historical photo of its discovery.
What Was the Largest Gold Nugget Ever Found in Australia?
Gold nuggets have been found all over the world, but Australia's, in particular, seem to produce large gold nuggets that are generally very pure. As recently as 2020, large gold nuggets have been found in Australia, with two South Australian prospectors finding two gold nuggets worth around $350,000. Gold nuggets are generally between 20.5K and…
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