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 for Nugget
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nugget \Nug"get\, n. [Earlier niggot, prob. for nigot, an ingot.
     See Ingot.]
     1. A lump; a mass, esp. a native lump of a precious metal;
        as, a nugget of gold.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Something of value, usually found among many other less
        valuable things; -- often used figuratively; as, a nugget
        of useful information in a sea of data.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a solid lump of a precious metal (especially gold) as found
           in the earth

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "nugget":
     bar, batch, block, bulk, bullion, chunk, clod, clump, coin gold,
     coin silver, copper, gob, gold, gold nugget, hunch, hunk, ingot,
     loaf, lump, mass, nickel, pat, precious metals, quantity, silver,
     wad, yellow stuff

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