193.5 Gram Natural Gold Nugget

193.5 Gram Natural Gold Nugget


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193.5 Gram Natural Gold Nugget Specs

This beautiful 193.5 gram natural gold nugget was mined last year (2023) in Wiseman, Alaska. Wiseman, Alaska, is a historic and notable site for gold mining, located in the Brooks Range approximately 270 miles north of Fairbanks.

This natural gold nugget weighs 193.5 grams, 6.22 troy ounces. It is about 1 3/4″ long, about 1 3/4″ tall, and just under 3/4″ thick. An x-ray fluorescence machine tested the nugget and found it to be 96% pure gold. This gold nugget comes with a certification book and map showing where the gold was found.

Because of the value of this nugget, the funds must be transferred by bank wire. If you need us to ship it to you, there will be an additional fee for insurance. Call for more information, 907-278-8414. 

Wiseman Information

Established in 1907 following the discovery of gold in the nearby Nolan Creek area, Wiseman quickly became a bustling mining town during the early 20th-century gold rush. Wiseman played a crucial role in the region’s gold mining history. It served as a hub for miners and prospectors drawn by the promise of substantial gold deposits. Miners in Wiseman and the surrounding areas primarily engaged in placer mining, extracting gold from riverbeds and alluvial deposits using techniques such as panning, sluicing, and dredging.

Today, Wiseman is a small, remote community that retains its historical charm and continues to attract visitors and small-scale gold prospectors. Although large-scale mining operations have decreased, opportunities still exist for recreational and small-scale miners to find gold in the creeks and streams around Wiseman. Modern prospectors in Wiseman use various methods, including metal detectors, suction dredges, and gold pans, to search for gold. As always, miners must obtain proper permits and follow environmental guidelines to conduct mining activities responsibly and sustainably.

Wiseman stands as a living relic of Alaska’s gold mining past. It offers a glimpse into the rugged and adventurous spirit of the early 20th-century gold rush era.

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.

Throughout Alaska, people discover natural gold nuggets, which showcase the state’s abundant mineral wealth. 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.

Product Code: SNUG193.5

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