Yes, the 100-ounce gold nugget was discovered last year in the Sierra Nevada, some 150 years after the famous Gold Rush. This time it’s going under the hammer as one unpolished chunk of gold in March. Expected to fetch between $225,000 and $400,000, this is not only the biggest gold nugget to be unearthed in recent times, but given its historical significance – it was found in the same area where hydraulic mining was invented in the 19th century – it most likely not to be melted. Also called the Washington Nugget, it is thick and oblong, and resembles a squished loaf of bread, and is currently evaluated at roughly $130,000.
Ready for the gold rush!