Famous gold nuggets always have one thing in common... they are BIG! Here are a few well known gold nugget discoveries. Some of these huge nuggets were found during the early gold rush days in the 1800's and some were found as recently as a few years ago. Sadly, many of these amazing nuggets were melted down and no longer exist, but a few of them are still around today. If you know of any other big nuggets that deserve recognition, please let us know and we would be happy to add an article about it to this page.