THE ODD HISTORY OF A GOLD NUGGET

THE ODD HISTORY OF A GOLD NUGGET

In 1887 there was great excitement over a huge gold nugget found at Maitland Bar near Mudgee. The prize was unearthed on June 22, as three miners were working their claim; Jonathan Thorpe, Isaac Holmes and Fred Leeder. After washing two tubs of material Holmes and Leeder

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MR McGINTY’S GOLD

MR McGINTY'S GOLD

EUREKA—GOLD GOLD GOLD! In  1883, James McGinty and his  two  prospecting partners  found what is still the  largest gold nugget ever found in Tasmania.  It was discovered at Rocky River, near Corinna on the  wild west coast. It weighed 243ozs and was valued at £6,000. Below is an  image  of the

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GOLD! I COULD HAVE BEEN RICH.

GOLD! I COULD HAVE BEEN RICH.

GOLD IN THE BLOOD? Many years ago one of my elderly Larcombe aunts sent me a yellowed newspaper cutting of a famous gold find in Western Australia,  It was  The Golden Eagle nugget, discovered  in 1931.  I  can only presume that the Jim Larcombe in the article

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