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Enormous nugget found by Pioneering Mining Company


This O. D. Goetze photo depicts an enormous nugget found by Pioneering Mining Company at Discovery claim on Anvil Creek, Nome. Weighing 182 ounces and valued at $3,276.00, the nugget was discovered on September 8, 1903. Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Library and Archives.

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