Natural Gold & Quartz Specimen Specs
This beautiful 120.5 gram natural Alaskan gold & quartz specimen was found In Trapper Creek, Alaska in 2022. Trapper Creek, Alaska is located near the historic Petersville Mining District, which has a rich history of gold mining. The first gold discovery in the area was made in 1905. Soon after, a rush of miners came to the region in search of riches. By the early 1900s, there were several large-scale mining operations in the area. Today, the mining industry in the Petersville Mining District has largely shifted to small-scale operations, with miners using methods such as panning and sluicing to extract gold. Nonetheless, the area remains an important destination for recreational gold mining, drawing visitors from all over the world who come to try their hand at striking it rich in the Alaskan wilderness.
This natural Alaskan gold & quartz nugget weighs 120.5 grams or 3.9 troy ounces. It is about 1 1/2″ wide, over 1″ thick and 2 1/4″ tall. Gold has a specific gravity of 19.32 and quartz is 2.65, that is why the quartz area looks much larger but the gold is very heavy by comparison. The certification book and map show when and where the gold was found for this gold & quartz specimen.
General Info About Nuggets
Because of our low prices, this gold sells quickly! If we do not have this exact nugget in stock we will find something comparable for you.
Most of our nuggets are between 70% to 95% pure gold. Furthermore, natural gold has other metals mixed with it, including silver and platinum. You can request nuggets from different areas of the state and will notice that the color and texture varies from mine to mine. We weigh our nuggets in pennyweight (DWT), where 1 pennyweight equals 1.55 grams, and 20 pennyweights equal 1 troy ounce.
Throughout Alaska, people discover natural gold nuggets, which showcase the state’s abundant mineral wealth. Further, these nuggets are the result of various geological processes that have occurred over millions of years. The combination of glaciers, erosion, and mineralization has led to the formation of these valuable pieces of gold. Alaska’s rivers, creeks, and remote areas attract prospectors and gold enthusiasts who search for these precious nuggets, which can vary in size and shape. Thus, the allure of finding natural gold nuggets in Alaska’s picturesque landscapes has made it a popular destination for those seeking the thrill of gold prospecting and the beauty of untamed nature.