68.1 Gram Natural Gold Nugget Mined in Nome

68.1 Gram Natural Gold Nugget Mined in Nome


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Natural Gold Nugget Specs

This beautiful 68.1 gram natural gold nugget was mined in Nome, Alaska this summer (2023)! Gold was first discovered in Nome in 1898. They found the gold in the sands of Anvil Creek and nearby beaches. So, thousands of people arrived in Nome, transforming it into a bustling tent city. The boom lasted for over a decade, making Nome one of the largest cities in Alaska at the time. Additionally, one distinctive feature of Nome’s gold mining was “beach mining.” Prospectors used simple tools like shovels, pans, and sluice boxes to extract gold from the sandy beaches along the Bering Sea.

This Natural Gold nugget weighs 43.8 dwt / 68.1 grams (almost  2 1/5 troy ounces). It is just over 1″ wide and 2″ tall. This nugget comes with a certification book and map showing when and where the gold was found.

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. Further, 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.

Product Code: SNUG43.8

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