The “Chuck It Out” Nugget
November 2019 by R. V. Larson
This was no ordinary nugget. It had not traveled very far from its nearby source, and that did mean a lot, as we were searching for the source of several such nuggets found during a gold rush that occurred in 1859.
Some prospectors would have assumed it was another shotgun shell, but in this case it was 17.6-pennyweight nugget!
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