Miners come in to our shop throughout the year with the gold nuggets that they mined that season. These are natural pieces of “placer gold” they are mined from the rivers and streams around Alaska and northern Canada, the “Klondike”. These nuggets vary in fineness from about 75% to 95% pure gold, other minerals sometimes mixed in are silver and platinum. Natural nuggets are vary rare, most of the gold mined in the world is from “hard rock mining” where rock is crushed and small particles of gold are separated out.
This nugget pendant is about 1.5 inches tall and has a custom made 18 karat gold shackle style bail, it is a good size for either a man or a woman. These gold nuggets make very interesting one of a kind jewelry. They will definitely be conversation starters. Comes with 14k gold-filled chain.