Natural Gold Nugget Specs
This 25.2 gram natural gold nugget was mined in Gunsight Mountain during the summer of 2022. Gunsight Mountain, located in Alaska, has a notable history in the realm of gold mining. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this rugged terrain witnessed a surge of mining activity driven by the discovery of gold-rich deposits. Today, the legacy of Gunsight Mountain’s gold mining history endures through preserved remnants of mining infrastructure, artifacts, and the stories passed down through generations. The area stands as a testament to the tenacity and determination of those who ventured into Alaska’s untamed landscapes in pursuit of its golden treasures.
This natural gold nugget weighs 16.2 dwt/25.2 grams (just over 4/5 troy ounces). The nugget is just over 3/4″ wide and just over 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. 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.