This is a nice chunk of gold that we recently picked up from a miner here in Alaska! This bad boy was found near Coldfoot, Alaska during the 2020 mining season. This Natural Alaskan Gold nugget weighs 32.5 DWT (just over 1 1/2 troy ounces) It is around 1 1/2″ long and about 3/4″ wide and just over 1/2″ thick. This nugget comes with the certification book/map and inside of the specimen case that is photographed.
Coldfoot is actually located north of the Arctic Circle and one of the furthest north cities accessible by road. This nugget has a very interesting shape to it, and what makes this so unique is that it actually has some pieces of quartz trapped inside which makes it mesmerizing to look at. The gold has a nice smooth texture to it, this means that it was found pretty far from its original source (the Mother lode). The further the gold travels from the Mother lode, the smoother the texture is. This smooth texture is caused by natural erosion which happens from tumbling down streams and movement caused by glaciers.
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.
Natural gold has other metals mixed with it, including silver and platinum.
Most of our nuggets are between 70% to 95% pure gold. You can request nuggets from different areas of the state and will notice that the color and texture varies from mine to mine. Our certified nuggets start at $30.00 and go 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 daily price of gold, in fact, the larger the nugget, the more per ounce it can cost.
We are able to sell gold dust and tiny nuggets at about 10% over the market price of gold, call for availability. For larger nuggets please call us at 1-800-770-6468