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On This Day In 1869 The Welcome Stranger Nugget Was Found

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While researching the Welcome Stranger nugget I found a story about the Welcome nugget.  The Cornish miners did really good!

Does anyone know any relationship between these two nuggets and/or the proximity?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_Nugget

Mitchel

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The welcome nugget was found in a deep lead mine in what is now situated in the middle of the city of Ballarat ,and the Welcome Stranger was found by 2 partners near the surface of there mining claim in Moligual in Central Victoria . A cast was made of the Welcome however the the Welcome Stranger was broken up before a cast was made and replicas where constructed from photos. 

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. Stuff up. Sorry.

JW

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4 hours ago, kiwijw said:

. Stuff up. Sorry.

JW

I missed that Kiwi.. Bugger!

Question du jour: Is their another monster at shallow depth awaiting discovery?

Of course. But, obviously, it won't be in any regularly detected area. 

Moral of story: Start working new areas. Do your research - - -

 

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20 minutes ago, jrbeatty said:

I missed that Kiwi.. Bugger!

 

Yer....I made a comment & then realised I was talking about the Holtermann nugget. :rolleyes: So I axed it.:blush:

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GGGE_en-GBNZ551NZ559&q=holtermann+nugget&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjsqLaDopXgAhXGWysKHdH3DVAQsAR6BAgCEAE&biw=1920&bih=938

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14 minutes ago, kiwijw said:

Yes Holtermann. Just another boring specimen - - - 😊 

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Reminded me of a photo I have of the Welcome nugget shaft site sitting as it does ,directly  in front of the Ballarat leagues club on the corner of  Hummfray and Mair st.

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