2mm Ladies Gold Nugget Ring
This 2mm Ladies gold nugget ring is expertly crafted in 14k yellow gold.
Ring Pictured Size: 6
Gold Nugget Guide
Formation of Gold Nuggets: Geological processes deep within the Earth’s crust form gold nuggets. Miners typically find gold nuggets in quartz veins or other mineral deposits. Over time, weathering and erosion can break these deposits apart, releasing gold particles and nuggets into rivers and streams. It also goes by name Placer Gold and each piece is one of a kind with no two being exactly alike.
Where to Find Gold Nuggets: Regions with a history of gold mining, such as California, Alaska, Australia, and South Africa, often find gold nuggets. Wherever the effects of erosion took place. That would include rivers, streams, ancient dried up river channels and underground riverbeds.
Equipment and Tools: Using a gold pan or suction dredges that act like an underground vacuum cleaner, people can find gold nuggets in rivers and streams. Additionally, metal detectors are particularly useful for locating gold nuggets hidden underground.
Identifying Gold Nuggets: Gold nuggets vary in size, shape, and purity. They can be small flakes or large, irregularly shaped pieces. Pure gold is bright yellow and heavy, so gold nuggets are usually heavier than other similarly sized rocks. They may also have quartz or other minerals attached, as gold often forms in association with other minerals.
How to Weigh: They measure their weight in troy ounces. 12 ounces = one pound which differs from weight which is 16 ounces to the pound. The troy ounces are broke up into 20-penny weight to the ounces and use the symbol DWT or by the grams which has 31.1 to the ounces. The larger the nugget the more rare and valuable they are. Now, a one-ounce nugget is considered as rare as a five-carat diamond.