Natural Gold Nugget Specs
This beautiful 81.3 gram natural gold nugget was mined in Atlin B.C. this past summer (2022). Gold was first discovered in the Atlin district in the 1850’s. Atlin earned the nickname ‘Switzerland of the North’ due to its rugged mountains and stunning vistas. The remote location and difficult terrain made many sections of British Columbia rather hostile towards the mining of gold. The area comprising Northern British Columbia, the Yukon Territory, and Alaska collectively earned the name “The Klondike.”
This natural gold nugget weighs 52.3 dwt / 81.3 grams (just over 2 1/2 troy ounces!). It is just under 1 3/4″ tall, just under 1 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.