The World’s Largest Gold Nugget Is Right Here In Nevada And You’ll Want To See It

Nevada is one of the largest gold sources in the entire world. In 2015 alone, Nevada produced nearly 5,340,000 troy ounces of gold worth a whopping $6.194 billion. This represents 78 percent of all gold produced in the United States and 5.4 percent of the world’s total gold production. Appropriately located in the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas is the world’s largest gold nugget. Discovered in Victoria, Australia, with a regular guy and his metal detector, this incredible nugget is now on permanent display at this Las Vegas landmark.

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This world’s largest gold nugget is truly a sight to behold. Even though it was not discovered in Nevada, one of the world’s leading producers of gold, it has found its home here. Have you seen this impressive gold nugget up close and personal? Please share your thoughts below.