Murphys, California: World's Largest Gold Nugget

So claimed, a whopping 44-lbs., on display in the Jewelry Shop/Heritage Museum at IronStone Vineyards.

IronStone Vineyards Heritage Museum

1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA
IronStone Vineyards Heritage Museum. East on Hwy 4 to Murphys. Just past the Chevron at light turn left on Big Trees Road. Continue across Main St., then across Jones St., road becomes Six Mile Rd. Ironstone Vineyards is 1 mile on right.
Closed on some major holidays. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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World's Largest Crystalline Gold Leaf

Found this beautiful artifact at the shop/museum of Ironstone Winery -- forty-four pound crystalline gold nugget on display in vault in gift shop. Priceless. Beautiful item, very well displayed.

There is a winery tour, and the visitors' center sells food and wine.

[Larry H., 07/23/2015]

June 2021: Tipster James E. told us "As you enter the vault, if you look at the very top edge of the nugget, there is a small formation that actually looks like a man panning for gold."

Largest gold specimen.

World's Largest Gold Nugget

The gold specimen is the largest single piece of gold mined in North America since the 1880s. Between 1849 and 1880, several large masses were found, none of which exist today.

This specimen is unique in that it is not only the largest mass of gold specimen found in CA since that time, but it is also the largest specimen of crystallized gold in existence today. Crystallized gold is the most rare form of gold.

[Sharean Oxley, 12/08/2010]

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