Pure gold nugget
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Pure Gold Nugget
- A gold nugget is a naturally occurring piece of native gold. Watercourses often concentrate the nuggets and they are recovered by placer mining, but they may also be found in residual deposits where the gold-bearing veins or lodes have been weathered.
- The Gold Nugget mango (or, Golden Nugget) is a named mango cultivar that originated in south Florida.
- (Gold Nuggets) Calochortus luteus, or Yellow mariposa lily, is a mariposa lily endemic to California.
- Not mixed or adulterated with any other substance or material
- Free of any contamination
- arrant(a): without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "
- Without any extraneous and unnecessary elements
- saturated: (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black
- free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen"
The Welcome Nugget
On the evening of the 9th June 1858, the night shift men at work on the Red Hill mine came on a monster nugget
. It took then half an hour to haul it to the service. After a file and scrubbing brush had been well used, they saw a huge irregular lump of waterworn, honeycombed gold about 20 inches long, 13 inches broad and 8 inches thick. One end was thick and shaped like a horse?s head. To this thick end was a narrow neck about 4 inches in circumference. Then it widened out again. It was 99.6 pure gold. The luck party of 22 Cornishmen had sunk to 190 feet and had already found nuggets of various sizes up to 45 ozs.
When this monster was weighed it was 2,217 ozs. The lucky finders called it the Welcome Nugget and exhibited it for some days, in aid of the Hospital funds. Witkowski Brothers bought it for 10,050 pounds and after exhibiting it to crowds of people in Melbourne, sent it to London where it was shown at the Crystal Palace till November, 1859, when it was melted down and made into sovereigns.
A granite monolith, on the corner of Mair and Humffray Streets Ballarat marks the site of the finding of this monster nugget.
The Welcome was discovered at Bakery Hill, Ballarat by the Red Hill Mining Company on the 15th of June 1858. It was located at a depth of 180 feet and was apparently water-worn and of an irregular shape. The nugget was exhibited in Melbourne for many weeks and later sold and melted down in London in November 1859. The nugget weighed 2218 troy ounces (about 71.3 kg), measured 53 by 28 by 16 centimetres and assayed at over 99 per cent pure gold.
VIEW LARGE: A Gold(Au) Nugget , on Quartz, that I got as a birthday present a few years ago. I think this is actually "Rose Gold", which is a natural alloy of Gold and Copper(Au+Cu), because it has a reddish tint to it. Native(naturally occurring) Gold is seldom pure. A nice specimen like this is actually worth more than just the weight value of the Gold, but this is a tiny piece so it wouldn't be much(It had a $10.00 sticker on it when I got it).
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