Hill’s Bar, one of the richest gold bearing gravel bars in the world, is located in the Fraser River Canyon, in British Columbia, Canada. Simon Fraser explored the river canyon, later named after him, in 1808, but until his death he had no idea what he had discovered. Hill’s Bar was also the name of nearby gold […]
Short stories about gold, great finds and discoveries. Gold veins, nuggets, placer deposits and other forms of gold occurrence on land, under the ground and underwater. About those who spent all their life looking for gold and about those who found it without looking for it at all. About luck, effort and knowledge, old timers, 49ers, gold seekers, prospectors, gold hunters, diggers, claim owners and miners.
Hand of Faith gold nugget was found by Kevin and Bep Hillier. They were living and travelling around Australia in a renovated bus they called ‘Gus’. Towing their 67 HR Holden on the back, they left Western Australia during the summer of 1978 with their four children, Kim, Natalie, Brendon and Lance. Discovery of the […]
Why rich metal ore deposits can be found in places of the meteorite impact? A large astronomical object almost always evaporates after an impact on the Earth’s surface and leaves nothing but an impact crater. Only parts of the meteorite, just small splinters, can be found in the surrounding area. So where do the metal deposits […]
98% of matter in the universe was created during the Big Bang, but not precious metals. So how was gold created then? Until now, scientists have thought that gold arises as a result of a supernova explosion, but recent observations by NASA scientists seem to contradict this theory. The gold elements existing on the Earth […]
The biggest gold nugget ever found was discovered on February 5, 1869 in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia. His total weight was 3,523.5 troy ounces (109.59 kg), and the net weight (gold alone) was 2.315.5 troy ounces (72.02 kg, 192 lbs 11.5 oz). The discovery was made by prospectors John Deason and Richard Oates on the slope […]