On the evening of the 9th June 1858, the night shift men at work on the Red Hill mine came on a monster nugget. It took then half an hour to haul it to the service.
After a file and scrubbing brush had been well used, they saw a huge irregular lump of waterworn, honeycombed gold about 20 inches long, 13 inches broad and 8 inches thick.
One end was thick and shaped like a horse’s head. To this thick end was a narrow neck about 4 inches in circumference. Then it widened out again. It was 99