Natural Gold Nugget Specs
This beautiful 4.7 gram natural gold nugget was recently purchased from a miner here in Alaska! It was found in the 40 Mile mining district of Alaska during the 2019 mining season. This Natural Alaskan Gold nugget weighs 3.0 dwt / 4.7 grams. It is almost 1″ long and 1/4″ and just under 1/4″ thick. This nugget comes with a certification book and a map that shows when and where we found the gold.
The 40 Mile district in Alaska has a rich history of gold mining that dates back to the late 1800s. In fact, in 1886, people made the first gold discovery in the area. Within a few years, miners had established several small-scale mining operations in the region. In the early 1900s, larger mining companies began to move into the area, and by the 1920s, the 40 Mile district had become one of the largest gold-producing regions in Alaska. Today, the district continues to be an important area for small-scale gold mining, with several recreational mining operations still in operation. The district is also home to several historic gold mining sites, including the historic town of Chicken, which was founded during the gold rush of the early 1900s.
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.