World's Largest Gold Nugget.

World's Largest Gold Nugget

Field review by the editors.

Las Vegas, Nevada

It's named "Hand of Faith," it's the size of a baby, and it weighs almost 62 pounds. It was found in 1980 by a guy in Australia with a metal detector, who reportedly almost didn't bother to dig it up because he thought that his machine was faulty. Hand of Faith was only six inches below the surface. The Golden Nugget bought it for a million dollars.

Ever mindful of the general casino ban on photography, we noticed other nugget admirers surreptitiously sneaking cell phone cameras out of handbags. As we snapped a few photos with our comparatively blocky Canon Digital Rebel, a casino alarm began to sound. "The source of the alert has not been determined," said a woman's voice on an audio loop, over and over. "You will be notified when we determine the source of the alert." We don't think we were the cause, but still scurried away like a couple of claim interloper....

Also see: Las Vegas - Mighty Mutant

World's Largest Gold Nugget

Golden Nugget Casino

Address:
129 East Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV
Directions:
Golden Nugget Casino. Downtown, corner of Freemont St. and Casino Center Blvd.
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