Gold Nugget

Mineral
Gold digger

This pretty nugget would have been a lucky find, and shows how gold and quartz (famed in the Marble Bar area) can be found together. In 1995 ‘George’, a keen prospector, found one of the largest nuggets recorded in the area. About the size of a small football it weighed 6.9 kilos. Whilst most of the gold seams have been mined, companies are now mining the tailings, and hobby prospectors continue to search for that shiny, illusive heavy metal to make their fortunes.

Available at:

Comet Gold Mine and Tourist Centre

Plenty of gold still here

Gold fever hit Marble Bar in the 1890s but the rocky hills and alluvial creeks hold much more that gold. Situated 9 kilometres from Marble Bar, adjacent to the old Comet gold mine, this gem of a...

Address:

Hillside Road
Marble Bar WA 6760
Australia

Open Hours

7 days 9am - 4pm

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