What a great name for a casino – The Golden Nugget. Also known as just “The Nugget” it is the most upscale of the downtown hotel/casinos none of which are nearly as fabulous as most of the properties on “The Strip”. We are very happy being in the downtown and one of the main reasons is that it’s a lot cheaper here. We were at Caesar’s Palace one evening and ordered a couple of beers at a bar – $17 for two beers. At the brewpub in “our hotel” it is $4.50 full price for an on-site craft brewed beer and between happy hour and football game discounts, the price is generally $2 to $2.50 a pint. But back to “The Nugget”; one of their attractions is their display of two of the world’s largest real raw golden nuggets. One of the nuggets shown to the upper right is Robin’s Nugget. It weighs 189.7 Troy ounces or over 13 pounds. The gold value is around $250,000 but of course it is worth much more because it is a rare large nugget. The second nugget is the Hand of Faith Nugget. It weighs 875 Troy ounces, or 61 pounds 11 ounces. Its gold content is worth over a million dollars. The nugget was found in Australia in 1980. It was buried under less than a foot of ground and was discovered with a metal detector. Can you imagine the thrill of that find? We are in a region that has gold in the ground. Gary, get out that metal detector!