Natural Gold Nugget Specs
This 2.1 gram natural gold nugget was mined in Nome, Alaska in the summer of 2022. This natural gold nugget weighs 1.4 dwt/2.1 grams.
Gold was first discovered in Nome in 1898. They found the gold in the sands of Anvil Creek and nearby beaches. So, thousands of people arrived in Nome, transforming it into a bustling tent city. The boom lasted for over a decade, making Nome one of the largest cities in Alaska at the time. Additionally, one distinctive feature of Nome’s gold mining was “beach mining.” Prospectors used simple tools like shovels, pans, and sluice boxes to extract gold from the sandy beaches along the Bering Sea.
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. 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. 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.