A nugget weighing 182 troy ounces was found at Anvil Creek near Nome back in 1903, and it was the largest nugget found in Alaska for nearly a century. There have been several documented discoveries of nuggets in Anvil Creek that weighed over 100 ounces. It still holds great potential for large nuggets.
The Ruby district is another place where huge gold nuggets are found. The biggest is the Alaska Centennial Nugget. It was found in Swift Creek near the town of Ruby, Alaska in 1998 and weighed a massive 294 troy ounces!
Several of Alaska’s largest gold nuggets have come from the Brooks Mountain Range in northern Alaska. Many nuggets have been found near the town of Wiseman that weighed over 100 troy ounces. The Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River, Hammond River, Wiseman Creek, and Nolan Creek all produced some awesome gold, and miners are still finding some impressive gold nuggets here.
Ganes Creek and Moore Creek are in the Iditarod mining district. For many years, there were pay-to-play operations here where prospectors came from all around the world to search for gold nuggets with metal detectors. Many impressive nuggets and specimens have been found in the tailing piles of these mining operations.