Large Alaskan Natural Gold Nugget 249.22 Grams Genuine 8.01 Troy Ounces 98.46% Pure
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This Large Natural Gold Nugget Weighs 249.22 Grams - 8.01 Troy Ounces - Alaskan Rare Gold Raw Nugget.
Attention: This 8 Ounce Nugget is the Purest Alaskan Nugget we have ever came across. It is a true anomaly. Next to other Alaskans we typically get it looks very similar in color and texture. However it is between 98-99% Pure just like an Australian Nugget. This is Very Rare and Unique Along with the Great Character and the Size, This Nugget has True Potential for any Gold Nugget Collector.
There are are a few creeks in Alaska with a very high assay and Alaska has the biggest range of purity in Nuggets as some are found from 70% all the way up to This one closer to 92%. This vast Range makes Alaskan Gold so Unique in how its formed.
Specs: Independent Prescious Metals Test Results on XRF - XRay Spec Machine Tested on Multiple Parts of the Nugget
Gold = 98.46% Pure - Silver 1.54% Pure
Trace elements less than .01% Chromium- Nickel-Bromine-Niobium-Palladium-Cadium-Tin
Length = 83mm Width = 42mm Thickness =19mm
Each nugget is filmed next to a US quarter that is 24.5MM in diameter to give you an idea of it's size.
The Fortymile Mining District is one of Alaska’s oldest continuously mined goldfields in the state. First mined in 1886, when Howard Franklin discovered gold on Franklin Gulch, Fortymile has become legendary in Alaska’s mining history.
In the spring of 1888, gold placers were located on Davis Creek, a headwater tributary of Walker Fork. In the following year Poker Creek, another headwater tributary, as well as the main Walker Fork, were found to be the sites of commercial gold placers. Further interest in the Fortymile District was created in 1892 by the discovery of gold placers east of the international boundary, on Miller and Glacier Creeks, which head against Walker Fork and drain southeastward to the Sixtymile River.
Largely as a result of this new discovery an influx of prospectors and miners into the Fortymile District began in 1893, and many new placers were soon located. The sequence and dates of discovery and mining of most of the other gold placers of the Fortymile District cannot be stated. It is known, however, that mining on Dome Creek dates from 1893, that the placers of Wade Creek were first located in 1895, and that those of Chicken Creek were discovered in the spring of 1896. The towns of Franklin and Chicken were the largest centers of commerce and supplies, though there were smaller communities mostly centered around mining camps.
Probably the legend came about from the old timers who worked its creeks. They were veterans of previous stampedes like the Cariboo, Fraser and Cassiar of British Columbia; Deadwood, South Dakota; and a few ancient bearded prospectors who had survived the California Gold Rush of 1849. A few outlaws who were looking to put some mileage between them and the law also participated in the Fortymile gold rush.
The Fortymilers, as they have sometimes been referred to, were indeed a hearty breed. The district had a fair paystreak running through its hills. It was a harsh region, but habitable, and small settlements sprang up along tributaries of the Fortymile watershed.
There were a number of old sourdoughs who endured the rigors of this unique region, staying on, working their claims or sniping the benches and bars, perfectly content to spend 50 years or more working the gold-laden gravels of the region.
The Fortymile’s dark, steep gulches became the extreme school of northern prospecting that would set a precedent for future gold regions where gold would be found in the later years to come, like the Klondike, Nome, Fairbanks and Koyukuk, to name a few.
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Nuggets by Grant created in 1960 Innovated in 2013
- In November of 2013 I opened up my Gold Nugget eBay store. With thousands of satisfied customers I will continue to strive to provide the highest quality, largest selection and best priced gold nuggets on eBay. Through using my resources at the world number one Natural gold Jewelry Manufacturing shop once know as Conner's Jewelers and now the company Orocal. We buy directly from the world's Most Renowned Miners Dirty Uncleaned Raw Natural Gold Nuggets in regions such as Alaska ,Canada, and Australia in sizes ranging from small fines such 5 WHOPPER size Nuggets around 40 Troy ounces making them super rare & valued as much as a Home or Car. So If your looking for a specific size I am sure to have it in the quality, value, and selection you desire. When you buy from me you will be guaranteed your nugget is genuine and not a man-made imitation with a certificate of authenticity " THE GOLD CARD" Look for the "Certificate of Authenticity-In Picture
· What is a Natural Gold Nugget? It is a piece of gold that broke out of quartz deposits within the earth when erosion took place. It also goes by the name Placer Gold and each piece is a one of a kind with no two being exactly alike.
· Where can they be found? Wherever the effects of erosion took place. That would include rivers, streams, ancient dried up river channels and underground riverbeds.
· How pure are they? Gold nuggets range from 65 to 95 fine 16-23KT gold and can have other mineral content such as silver and copper mixed in with it.
· What sizes do they come in? Gold Nuggets come in all sizes, the smaller one range in sizes from 1 millimeter up to 6 and is often referred to as flakes. Bigger flakes are called nuggets and have been found as large as 2500 ounces although almost all nuggets bigger than 300 ounces were melted.
· How Are Natural Gold Nuggets found? They can be found in rivers and streams using a gold pan or suction dredges that act like an underground vacuum cleaner. Larger operations use large machinery that dig up huge sections of dirt weighing several tons and run it through machines that separate the gold from the dirt. Nuggets are also found using a metal detector.
· How are they weighed? They are weighed by the troy ounces. 12 ounces = one pound which differs from weight which is 16 ounces to the pound. The troy ounces are broke up into 20-penny weight to the ounces and use the symbol DWT or by the grams which has 31.1 to the ounces. The larger the nugget the more rare and valuable they are. A one-ounce nugget is now considered as rare as a five-carat diamond. (How many of those do you own?)
· Why are some real bright and others dull? Because it was formed underground in quartz deposit you often find quartz mixed in with it. When they broke off into the rivers and streams they tumbled against the sand and gravel, which gave the nuggets, it?s texture but dulled it. They can be cleaned in different solutions, and then tumbled in different media to give it the shine.
* All Nuggets are Pictured or Partially Pictured with a U.S. Quarter to give you an idea of Size Proportion