The Hand of Faith is the largest gold nugget in existence today, found with a hand held metal detector. It currently resides in the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas. Yet the story behind the hand of faith discovery is just as incredible as the nugget itself. In 1978, Kevin Hillier, his wife Bep and four young children left Western Australia to travel the country in an old renovated bus they called ‘Gus’. Led by Bep’s unwavering belief in God and an amazing set of circumstances they found themselves on the Victorian Goldfields several years’ later.
On the 26 September 1980, Kevin Hillier discovered one of the world’s biggest gold nuggets, The Hand of Faith near Wedderburn in Victoria, Australia. Weighing 27-kilograms it is the largest gold nugget to be found with a metal detector and the largest gold nugget still in existence today. Kevin and his wife Bep named their find the Hand of Faith, due to the incredible set of circumstances leading to its discovery.