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Enormous nugget found by Pioneering Mining Company

AMRC-b01-41-240

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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