The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia lasting from 1851 through the late Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded as a result of the influx of prospectors hoping to strike it rich.
The Alaska Centennial Nugget - Troy Ounces The largest gold nugget ever found. It was found near Ruby, Alaska in 1998 by a miner as he operated his bulldozer. Photo Copyright 2001 by Marshall Ronne, Jr.
Some mighty big lumps of gold. Holtermann from left), Richard Ormsby Kerr (centre) and Beyers from right), with reef gold from Star of Hope mine, / American & Australasian Photographic Company, originally uploaded by State Library.