The Highland Centennial Nugget is one of the finest gold nuggets ever found in Montana. This spectacular chunk of gold was found by Howard and Mark Stratton and weighs 27.495 troy ounces. They discovered it while placer mining south of Butte, Montana in the Highland mountains.
While there have been other nuggets of this size that
have been found over the years, one of the most exciting things about
the Highland Centennial nugget is that it was found relatively recently,
in 1989. That is something that the modern day gold prospector can
really get excited about; some folks think that all the big nuggets were
found long ago by the early day prospectors. The fact is, this
wonderful nugget was unearthed just a mere 20 years ago, and other big
gold nuggets like this still await discovery!