49.9 DWT MASSIVE AK Gold Nugget For Sale
A 1 ounce natural gold nugget is more rare than a flawless 5 carat diamond. This nugget weighs 2.5 ounces, and is from Alaska-making it roughly as rare as a piano-playing rhinoceros that speaks unaccented Swedish.
Real gold nuggets are hard to find, and no other gold nugget has the history and mystique of a natural Alaskan gold nugget. Quite simply, Alaska is the best and most sought-after source for natural gold nuggets.
Averaging 22k pure gold, nuggets are formed when veins of natural gold and their host rock are exposed to water. Over time, the host rock is worn away and the natural gold is left to tumble down river, wearing sharp edges smooth and scouring away surface impurities. Some nuggets travel only a short distance before becoming buried in sediment, and these are the nuggets with sharp edges and intricately detailed surfaces. Others travel hundreds of miles over thousands of years, their unique journey written across their rounded shapes and worn surfaces.
No two are alike, and each one is worth far more than it's weight in gold.