The largest gold nugget was found in Moligul, Australia in the year 1869 by John Deason and Richard Oates called the welcome stranger it weighing 2520 ounces.
Considered by greatest authorities to be the main gold nugget ever found. In 1869, the Welcome Stranger was found at Moliagul, Victoria, Australia by John Deason and Richard Oates.
It weighed gross, over 2,520 troy ounces (78 kg; 173 lb) and returned over 2,284 troy ounces (71.0 kg; 156.6 lb) net.
Nuggets are gold fragments weathered out of an original layer. They often display signs of rough polishing by stream action, and sometimes still contain inclusions of quartz or further lode matrix material.