At the time, gold was valued anywhere from $12.00 to $35.00 an ounce. California was where the world’s second largest gold nugget was found. It was in Calaveras County at Carson Hill in 1854 and weighed in at 160 pounds. It is the largest of the California gold nuggets so far.
The world’s largest gold nugget, known as the “welcome stranger” weighed a whopping 200 pounds and was found in Australia.