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I need help once again pulling something up, and once again I am counting on a trusty Wiener to pull me through. I need information on the largest single gold strike, or even the largest gold nugget, ever taken during the California Gold Rush. I've tried every kind of search I can think of and am coming up empty. Apparently many Mother Lode locations in California boast "one of the richest finds" here and there, but I can't find anything concrete on one definite site being the largest ever.

My sincere appreciation to the first Wiener who can do something here.

DMC



"Progress came and took its toll
And in the name of flood control
They made their plans and they drained the land
Now the Glades are goin' dry
And the last time I walked in the swamp
I stood up on a cypruss stump
I listened close and I heard the ghost
Of Oseola cry" -John Anderson, Seminole Wind
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Well, after a bit of shoveling around, I did find that the largest gold nugget dug up in the United States was found in Angels Camp, California, in 1854. See http://www.historichwy49.com/angel/calavhist.html or http://comspark.com/chronicles/calaveras.shtml. (The biggest gold nugget in the world was found in Australia.)



"I do have a degree in electrical engineering... from almost 20 years ago. Punchcard systems were just becoming obsolete, we had rotary phones in the dorms, and a modem was still a gizmo the size of a shoebox into which you squooshed the phone receiver itself. In short, we lived like animals.

The instant obsolesence is why I became a writer. The rate of punctuation in a sentence doesn't double every 18 friggin' months, and you never have some 22-year-old looming over your shoulder, shaking his head, saying "dude... you're still using adverbs...?"

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