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Steve Herschbach

Almost 40 Years Ago - The Hand Of Faith

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The one in vegas is a replica.  I asked one of the security guards.  He told me the owner sold it a while back to buy his basketball team.  All the golden nugget casinos have one i guess.  I was dissapointed to say the least

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7 minutes ago, afreakofnature said:

The one in vegas is a replica.  I asked one of the security guards.  He told me the owner sold it a while back to buy his basketball team.  All the golden nugget casinos have one i guess.  I was dissapointed to say the least

Right next to the fake display of the nugget at the Golden Nugget Casino, they have a vending machine where you can buy gold bars, good idea I guess as they must be making some good money on those machines do to the prices they are selling the gold for.

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The Golden Nugget in Laughlin NV has the same Hand of Faith nugget on display in its security case as well.  I was told from staff that no one is suppose to know which hotel  has the real Hand of Faith but its still in company ownership.

It would appear deception is part of the security plan.

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I had the pleasure of prospecting with Kevin and his wife Bep in WA back in 2006, even had them sign her book about the story that I'd picked up in Victoria years before.  There's a lot in that story from he and his wife thats not in the book 😉 but by an large it was fun to hear and read.  There was a fair controversy after Kevin sold the nugget to the US and OZ changed the rules a bit on selling big nuggets after that.  While Kevin is now resting his wife Bep is still getting around and doing well.  Met her again two years ago in WA and my mate  and his wife there still keep in contact with her.

Just imagine running around with a nugget like that in the back of your vehicle in a baby wash tub covered with a towel.  Or digging it, and digging it and it just kept going down.

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