Natural Gold Nugget Specs
This beautiful 8.5 gram natural gold nugget was purchased from a miner here in Alaska. It was found in Hope, Alaska during the 2021 mining season. This Natural Alaskan Gold nugget weighs 5.5 dwt / 8.5 grams (just over 1/4 troy ounce). It is just over 3/4″ long and 1/2″ wide and 1/4″ thick. This nugget comes with a certification book and map showing when and where the gold was found.
Hope, Alaska has a rich history of gold mining dating back to the late 1800s. The first discovery of gold in the area was made in 1889. Soon after, miners flocked to the region in search of riches. By the turn of the century, Hope had become a bustling mining town with a population of over 3,000 people. The area around Hope, known as the Resurrection Creek district, was one of the largest gold-producing regions in Alaska in the early 1900s with several large-scale mining operations.
Today, the mining industry in the area has largely shifted to small-scale operations. For example, miners are using methods such as panning and sluicing to extract gold. Nonetheless, the legacy of gold mining remains an important part of Hope’s history and identity. The town continues to be a popular destination for tourists who come to explore the historic mining sites and learn about the region’s rich mining heritage.
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. Additionally, 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.