Natural Gold Nugget Specs
This 20.0 gram natural gold nugget was mined in Eagle, Alaska during the summer of 2022. Gold mining in Eagle, Alaska, holds a storied history that mirrors the broader Klondike Gold Rush era. In fact, in the late 19th century, Eagle became a bustling center for prospectors and fortune seekers drawn to the promise of striking it rich in gold. Situated along the Yukon River and near the border of Canada’s Yukon Territory, Eagle offered a strategic access point to the gold-rich areas of the Klondike and Fortymile districts. The initial discovery triggered a rush of prospectors and miners to the region. This transformed Eagle into a bustling and chaotic hub of activity. The town quickly grew, attracting individuals from diverse backgrounds seeking their fortunes. It became a major supply point and staging area for those traveling to and from the goldfields.
This natural gold nugget weighs 12.8 dwt/20.0 grams (almost 3/4 troy ounce). The nugget is just under 3/4″ wide and 1″ tall.
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, 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.