History & Culture
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.
Fringed wattle (Acacia fimbriata) is found natively in eastern New South Wales and eastern Queensland.
Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory is as gritty as it is charming. And with its swag of multicultural locals and zealous community spirit, it’s a town now luring newcomers with more than just its precious metal.
Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory has a population of just 3000 people, and is found 1000km south of Darwin and 500km north of Alice Springs. This outback town is as gritty as it’s charming, and with its swag of multicultural locals and a zealous community spirit, it’s a place that’s now luring newcomers with more than just gold dust. Find the full story in the Nov/Dec issue (#129) of Australian Geographic.
Once among Australia’s richest gold-mining centres, Tennant Creek has a dappled past, but the spirit of the locals is luring newcomers once again.
Fossick, hike, waterski, cave or bike your way through Victoria’s historical heart – this oft-unexplored region remains a goldmine for outdoor adventure
The gold’s gone but you can still get a rush on the spectacular Chilkoot Trail, the arduous route from Alaska to the Yukon that fortune hunters famously trudged in the 1890s.
The world’s biggest, and most expensive gold coin is back at the Perth Mint on permanent display