World’s Largest Golden Nugget
In Downtown Las Vegas, you can see up close the largest golden nugget in the world at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel. The exhibit is open for viewing 24 hours a day.
The large gold nugget is 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 hotel bought it for a million dollars.
Photo credit: Golden Nugget – Las Vegas