Huge, monolithic gold pieces have been discovered by humans (PART ONE)

The unbroken record to date still belongs to the Holtermann gold block weighing 290 kg, found in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Monumental gold block seen from a different angle.

Following part 1, interesting discoveries about large monolithic gold pieces once discovered by humans, according to data from Lovemoney site.

Heron gold nugget 31.4 kg

The area where the Heron gold block was found as shown in the picture at Victory wine.

Named after a gold mining commissioner, the Heron nugget was found near Old Golden Point at Fryer’s Creek at the Mount Alexander gold mine (pictured) in March 1855 during the Victorian gold rush .

The block of gold weighing about 1,106 ounces (31.4 kg) was sold in England shortly after it was found.

Vicount Canterbury gold nugget 31.6 kg

Viscount Canterbury.

Like the mentioned Viscountness Canterbury gold nugget, the similar Viscount Canterburry nugget was found in John’s Paddock, at Rheola – a place rich in gold reserves in Victoria.

The 1,114 ounces (31.6 kg) block of gold was discovered a few months before the discovery of Viscountess Canterbury in May 1870.

Sarah Sands gold nugget 31.7 kg

The block of gold is named after the ship Sarah Sands.

Named after a famous ship, the Sarah Sands was another famous discovery made at Canadian Gully, Ballarat during the Victorian Gold Rush.

It was found by a French sailor in January 1853.
Canaa 4 gold nugget weighs 33.6kg.

Canaan 4.

The fourth largest gold nugget of the same name, discovered during the infamous gold “fever” in Serra Pelada, Brazil in the early 1980s, the Canaa nugget weighed 1,185 ounces (33.6 kg) and was valued at 1.4 million USD.

Like other large gold nuggets found during the gold rush, Canaa 4 is currently stored at the Banco Central Museum in Brasilia.

To be continued

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