The biggest gold nuggets ever found in the world:
158.7 pounds and 2,315.5 troy ounces (72.02 kg, “Welcome Stranger”) in Dunolly, Victoria, Australia in 1869. It was later melted, which is a shame because humans just found a handful of precious yellow metal of such density in its history. Value of gold only (nowadays): 3 million US dollars.
A little before: “Welcome nugget” in 1858, 150 lbs (68 kilos). It was found at the Ballart gold fields mine in the state of Victoria, Australia. Value of gold only (nowadays): 2.88 million US dollars.
A nugget of 134.1 lbs (60.82 kg) at Serra Pelada Mine in the state of Para, Brazil in 1983.
109.2 lbs (49.5 kg) in California, in 1869 during the gold rush.
The Lady Hotham nugget, 98.5 lbs (44.7 kg) from Canadian Gully, Ballarat in 1854 in Australia. At a depth of 135 feet (41 meters). Three other nuggets of 134 lbs (61 kg), 93 lbs (42.2 kg), and 83.5 lbs (37.9 kg) were also found in Canadian Gully mines at depths of 55-60 feet (17-18 meters). The last big nugget found in the area was 11 lbs (5 kg) in 2013 with a Y shape at a depth of 2 feet (60 cm).
The largest gold nugget in the world today is 61 lbs (27.2 kg, “Hand of Faith”, pictured above), found in Kingower, Victoria, Australia in 1980. It was found with a metal metal. Value of gold only: 969,000 euros.
Nowadays, for such nuggets to be discovered again, it will be necessary to wait until the large portable soil radars of with a frame type or large bar make progress in term of precision.