Monster Gold Nugget

 

This a photo of the story printed in the South Australian Advertiser on the 17th February, 1873, describing the finding of a second monster gold nugget at the Star of Hope mine at Hill End. The story quotes an article printed in the Hill End Observer and Tambaroora Herald on the the 5th of February the same year. It confirms that an even larger nugget was discovered in the mine and that it was actually brought to the surface intact. It also describes a tour inside the mine shafts where the nugget was found.

Since no photographs were taken we can only imagine what it looked like from the description below. The story of the Holtermann nugget can be found on this page.

South Australian Advertiser, 17th February, 1873 describing the monster nugget found in Holtermann's mine at Hill End

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