World’s 5 largest gold nuggets that haven’t been melted down

Gold has been an attractive asset throughout much of human history. Today’s investors use it as a safe haven against market volatility. But where did gold mining start and what does the precious metal look like on extraction?

Humanity learned to extract gold centuries ago. The oldest known gold artifacts were reportedly found in the Varna Necropolis on the territory of modern Bulgaria. The graves allegedly date back to 4200 BC, which shows that gold mining might be at least 7,000 years old.


As of 2016, China was the world’s largest gold producer with 463.7 tons mined that year. The second-largest producer, Australia, mined 287.3 tons in 2016, followed by Russia with 274.4 tons. RT decided to find the top five of the world’s biggest gold nuggets which are still in existence.


Author: Rayan M

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