Gold will always be part of history. A lot of people work hard to find gold because of its value. Due to the physical characteristics of gold, it is used for multiple purposes but mostly for pieces of jewellery. Treasure hunters are very eager to find pieces of gold may it be in its natural form or those that have been part of kept treasures. Gold rings can be a family’s heirloom, while gold accessories can be passed on from generation to another or serve as gifts to important and powerful families. This infographic tells two stories of gold nuggets found in Australia and Brazil.
1. One of the supersized gold nuggets was found in Victoria, Australia. It was found by John Deason and Richard Oates in 1869. The gold nugget weighs 156.6 pounds which were worth roughly $3.8 million. This story was called the Welcome Stranger. Deason and Oates were paid for their discovery and the gold was then melted.
2. Another nugget was found at the Serra Pelada Mine in Para, Brazil. It was found by miners in 1983. The nugget was believed to be part of a bigger gold that weighs 5291 ounces. The nugget was called Canaa Nugget or Pińa Canaa. It is now located in Banco Central Museum in Brazil.
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