Bernard Otto Holtermann and the world's largest "nugget" of gold, North Sydney, ca. 1874-1876 / montage photograph by American and Australasian Photographic Company by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Bernard Otto Holtermann and the world's largest "nugget" of gold, North Sydney, ca. / montage photograph by American and Australasian Photographic Company by State Library of New South Wales collection. Worth exactly one crap ton.

This image depicts the traditional method of panning for gold in streams and rivers and different places of Australia during the gold rush. People still pan for gold now and the odd nugget is still found, however most modern gold mining is done by large machinery.

This picture i showing how people used to Pan gold at Gold rush time in the river before.They used a bowl to wash in the river or stream what they got from digging to get gold.

Gold mining, Walhalla, Victoria, 1905-1920 Museum Victoria, Australia

Gold mining, Walhalla, Victoria, 1905-1920 Museum Victoria, Australia

S.T.Gill: Cobb and Co. Coaches for Goldfields, Melbourne, 1805

Gill: Cobb and Co. Coaches for Goldfields, Melbourne, 1805

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The Rush for Gold. The gold rushes and the diggers who worked the goldfields are etched into Australian folklore.

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Gill: Cobb and Co. Coaches for Goldfields, Melbourne, 1805

Gold Flecks@sbs.com.au/GOLD

Gold Flecks@sbs.com.au/GOLD

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