King and queen of gold and silver nuggets
King Henry and The Karratha Queen are two of the most valuable gold and silver specimens in the world and you can view these exciting displays right here at The Perth Mint.
The king and queen have joined other large nuggets at the mint, including the famous Normandy nugget, the second largest nugget in Australia.
King of gold
The 93-kilogram King Henry contains about 1,400 ounces (45 kilograms) of gold and was discovered in 2018 in the Beta Hunt underground mine in Kambalda, Western Australia.
It is not classified as a nugget, but a gold specimen - a gold-entrusted rock recovered from an underground lode, or gold-bearing quartz vein. It is said to be one of the largest of its type and potentially the largest still in existence and on public display.
Queen of silver
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful silver nuggets in the world, the Karratha Queen weighs in at 145 kilograms and contains about 3,520 ounces of silver.
The native silver specimen was discovered at the Elizabeth Hill mine in the Western Australian Pilbara region. It measures and impressive 85 x 38 x 47 centimetres.