Every week, miners come in to our shop with the gold that they have found in different parts of Alaska and Northern Canada. We purchase some of this gold to make into jewelry or sell as specimen pieces to collectors around the world. We keep track of where and when the gold was mined. Then we clean the nuggets, mount them in our certificate of authenticity, and place our special “X” on the map where it was found. You will notice that the color and texture of these natural gold nuggets will vary depending on the area it was mined, this is very interesting and the reason we designed our certificates many years ago.
Natural gold has other metals mixed with it, including silver and platinum. Most of our gold is between 70% to 95% pure. Our certified nuggets start at about $50 up to several thousand dollars depending on the nugget size and the market price of gold. Our nuggets are weighed in pennyweight (DWT) 1 pennyweight equals 1.55 grams, 20 pennyweights equal 1 troy ounce. We negotiate with the miners to get the best price possible, but because of their rarity, natural nuggets sell for more than the market price of gold, in fact, the larger the nugget, the more per ounce it costs. Give us a call if are looking for something specific, 1-800-770-6468.