At the Golden Nugget Hotel we viewed the largest gold nugget on display. It weights 61 lbs, 11 oz and The Golden Nugget paid 1 million for it. With gold prices what they are today, it was a fantastic investment for the Golden Nugget.
It was found in Australia by a metal detector in 1980 and since my fellow received a metal detector for his retirement, we had to know more about it. Apparently it was found only about 12 inches below the surface and was resting vertically.
One of our dreams/plans is to search for gold in our travels. He also received a gold sluice at his retirement party. So we had to stop and droll over this gorgeous Gold Nugget!