Lonely Planet Writer

Giant gold nugget sold in California

Giant gold nugget sold in California.
A giant gold nugget, similar to this, was sold in California. Image by normanack / CC BY 2.0

One of the largest gold finds in recent years, the so-called Butte Nugget, has been sold in California for almost $400,000. The nugget was found in Northern California’s Gold Country in July and weighs more than six pounds, but other than that details are few as the location of the find, the exact sale price, and the new owner have all been kept secret. Read more: nbclosangeles.com