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45 oz nuggets, paltry gold rush

Heavy-lifting recreational gold panning, anyone?

This facsimile is on display at Laval University, Quebec City.


This monster placer gold nugget found in 1866 is near the top of my country's national list for humongous chunks of bling-bling. And Canada's largest gold nuggets are NOT from the world-famous Klondike gold rush in the Yukon. Huge ones were hauled out of various rivers in this little-known placer gold region in Quebec's Eastern Townships on the opposite side of the country.


Several tonnes of gold have been recovered from ~175 years of piecemeal and minuscule placer mining up in the hills south of the St. Lawrence River in "la belle" province of Quebec.


here are some links to 'Laurentian' placer gold in the Eastern Townships_

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Taken on September 26, 2013