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The Nugget ‘Perseverance’, 1873 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3055B/12

Scope and Contents

138 x 190 mm. A studio photograph of the famous gold nugget, mounted on a stand and with a printed card beneath reading: The nugget ‘Perseverance’. Found 16th December 1874. Weight 119 ozs 2 dwts. Size 5-3/4 inches extreme length. 4 inches thickest part. Found at Pilgrim’s rest, New Caledonia Gold Fields, South African Republic. Being the largest Nugget then discovered in South Africa. Found by the following Diggers from the Colony of Natal: Geo Russell. S.J. Lilley. F.W. Wormald. G.W. Boycott.


  • Creation: 1873 - 1879

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Finding aid date

2012-04-17 14:26:29+00:00

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