Posted by Adam Quinan on June 24, 2018 at 15:14:01 user Adam.
In Reply to: NUGGET of GOLD posted by Ed Kiser on June 24, 2018 at 07:56:56:
They use the terms nugget and ingot when discussing the gold. As far as I know, a nugget is a natural piece of gold metal found in a lump whereas an ingot is a manufactured piece of gold in a regular shape and usually a standard weight. So the aim of the exercise was really to produce an ingot as they found gold coloured powder in a quartz seam rather than lumps or nuggets of gold.
Either way I think that the idea that merely a small pinch or two of gold dust was not considered dramatic enough and a good sized solid lump of it would be more impressive and besides it allowed Ransome to pass on his knowledge of charcoal making,
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