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The ‘Emma and ‘Adalina’ nuggets, 1873 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3055B/13

Scope and Contents

156 x 76 mm. Showing the two nuggets with the following inscription written beneath on the negatives:
Natural size. The ‘Emma’ 16 and a half onz. The ‘Adalina’ 22 and a half onz 17 and a half dwt.
Nuggets from ‘New Caledonia’ Lydenburg Gold Fields. These two nuggets were found by a man named Potgieter in a crack in a boulder, and it is reputed that they formed part of the gold sent to London by Burgers to mint his sovereigns. Probably by H. Ferdinand Gros.


  • Creation: 1873 - 1879

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Date information

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Finding aid date

2012-04-17 14:29:21+00:00

Includes index.

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