Authentic Alaskan Yukon BC Nugget weighs 1.70 Grams left unclean with quartz as found.
Unlike most of my nuggets, this nugget is sold as it is found with Natural Quartz. You will find these priced lower than the ones I clean of rock, dirt, and quartz. The quartz is light, not dense like Gold, so the quartz does not add a lot of weight to the nugget.
We call these Alaskan BC Nuggets because they are found in Atlin, British Columbia, around 50 miles as the crow flies from Skagway, Alaska. This region of gold was discovered as a result of the Klondike Goldrush that went through Skagway Alaska starting in 1898.
Dawson and Atlin mining only uses water and no chemicals, this is the most ethical and eco-friendly way to mine gold, and you typically call it placer mining. Our miners work hard at recovering the land from previous damages done by the old methods. We see results of land growing back vegetation and animal life within 1- 6 years.
This vast region of Atlin, British Columbia, has the most diverse purity in gold with all sorts of other elements like silver and copper. Nuggets that are closer to the bedrock are reddish. Ones that have more silt are greenish.
The Gold Nuggets in this region run from 82-86% pure. Natural Nuggets are never 100% pure as they always have other minerals in them.
* All Nuggets are Pictured or Partially Pictured with a U.S. Quarter, which is 24.5MM in diameter to give you an idea of the size.
In November of 2013, I opened up my Gold Nugget store. Since then, I have served thousands of satisfied customers. I will continue to strive to provide the highest quality, largest selection, and best-priced gold nuggets available online.
Using my connections from Orocal, the #1 Natural Gold Jewelry company in the World, I have access to Nuggets in regions such as Alaska, Canada, and Australia directly from the miners. These gold nuggets range in size from small fines to 40-ounces.
If you are looking for a specific size, I will have it or source it in the quality and value you desire. I guarantee that your nugget is genuine and not a manufactured imitation when you buy from me. You will receive a certificate of authenticity backed by Orocal.
I believe in ethically sourcing all of the gold available on Nuggets By Grant. I work hard to ensure the workers and the environment remain safeguarded in the mining process.
I also endeavor to invest and use my resources to give back to the earth with projects such as Gold into Water.