Natural Gold Nugget Specs
This beautiful 33.0 gram natural gold nugget was mined in Fairbanks, Alaska this year (2023)! Fairbanks, Alaska, boasts a rich and captivating gold mining history that contributed significantly to the development of the region. In fact, in 1902, the story begins with the discovery of gold in the waters of the Chena River, which sparked a rush of prospectors and settlers to the area. Today, Fairbanks retains its connection to its gold mining heritage through preserved historical sites, museums, and the stories of early pioneers. Additionally, this nugget comes with a certification book and a map that shows when and where the gold was found.
This natural gold nugget weighs 21.2 dwt / 33.0 grams (just over 1 troy ounce!). It is just under 1 1/4″ tall, about 1/2″ wide.
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.