|Kingower, Victoria, Australia
Friday 26th September, 1980
Weight: 875 troy ounces or 27.1 KgsThe Hand of Faith Nugget, Weighing 27.21 kg or
875 troy ounces, was found by Kevin Hillier using a metal detector near Kingower, Victoria, Australia on 26 September 1980.
The gold nugget was only
12 inches below the surface, resting in a vertical position.
The Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas bought the nugget for a million dollars.
It is still regarded as the largest modern nugget found by a metal detector,
anywhere in the world.