The Armstrong Nugget

The majority of gold production in Oregon has come from a gold belt that spans approximately 50 miles wide and 100 miles long and includes the Blue Mountains in the northeastern part of the state. Most gold production has come from Baker and Grant counties, with smaller gold deposits in adjoining counties.

Thousands of ounces of gold have come from this region. Gold production included both lode mining and placer mining, and while there were many famous discoveries in this region, the most well known find was the famous Armstrong Nugget.

The Armstrong Nugget is an impressive gold nugget, and the largest gold nugget from Oregon still in existence today. It was found by George Armstrong and Dick Stewart on June 19, 1913. They were placer mining in Buck Gulch, near what is now a ghost town named Susanville, in Grant county.

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