gold rush

  • The Gold Rush

    Edward Hargraves started the gold rush in 1851 but James Tom Willam Tom and John Lister had actually found gold first.After Edward advertised his discovery of gold on the first of may.Over 300 diggers were at work at the ophir.
  • welcome stranger

    The Welcome Stranger is the name given to the largest alluvial gold nugget found, which had a calculated refined weight of 2,283 oz. It measured 61 by 31 cm and 24 by 12 and the discovery by cornish prospector John Deason and Richard Oaters.