The unearthing of the large gold nugget follows a suite of discoveries in the area over the past month leaving prospectors hopeful for even bigger yields in the near future.
Gold fever transformed a desolate patch of land into a thriving metropolis in the late 1800s. Once the fortunes ran dry, the town of Hill End was nearly abandoned but became a haven for some of Australia’s best-known artists.
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Most of the world’s largest gold nuggets have come from Australia. Here are some of the biggest and most famous examples.
A seasoned prospector has found a 4.1kg (145-ounce) gold nugget worth more than AU$250,000.