|Golden display at the Clock Shop in downtown Rapid City|
|Saturday, 07 July 2012 15:10|
One of the nuggets was the famous Potato Creek Johnny Nugget that's been in the possession of the Adams Museum for years. Another identical nugget was made from a mold of the original Potato Creek nugget and is called PCJ2. It will be auctioned off in September at the Deadwood Mountain Grand to raise money for two special causes.
Chris Johnson says, "First of all, one half of the proceeds is going to go to the Adams Museum. They own the Potato Creek Johnny Nugget. And they were gracious enough to allow us to use that nugget to make an exact duplicate out of it. The other half of the proceeds is going to go to the Wounded Warrior Project."
The third nugget on display is known as the Icebox Nugget, which along with the Potato Creek Johnny Nugget, represent the two largest chunks of gold in existence in our area.
Al Van Zee