Gold nuggets have been treasured and respected since ancient
In the last century we have seen gold rushes to distant places
like California and Australia
Even today people enjoy the pleasure of owing gold nuggets
from these gold bearing areas.
Yukon in Northern Canada is still producing river or
alluvial gold and is around 22k pure gold.
Australia has high purity gold and Bendigo in Victoria is
famous for high quality gold nuggets and the Gold fields of Kalgoorlie in the deserts
of western Australia still produce large volume gold nuggets and has reputation
for larger size nuggets than Bendigo
Many gold fields have closed down like Gympie in Queensland
and only hobbyists work these areas now with metal detectors, and every now and
then you will hear of large nugget find, but most prospectors do keep this quiet
as they like to keep the areas secret
Also lot of gold is found in quartz host rock and these
specimens and specific gravity is used to determine amount gold in these nuggets
Many countries have gold nuggets from Venezuela to Namibia
and South Africa
Older continents like Australia have alluvial deposits and
gold can be found in dry areas compared to Yukon where most the gold is found
in the actual river bead.
If the gold nugget is from river you will see it is more
smooth and rounded form tumbling in the water and gold found in host rocks are
more sharp and pointed
The purity of the gold does vary slightly
Gold is an amazing metal that has been cherished by man for
centuries. It has a beautiful color, shine and allure to it that makes it
perfect for use in jewelry.
In this section you will find alluvial gold that has been
found by some of our verified sellers. Some of our sellers prospect the gold
fields in Australia in search of a beautifully shaped gold nugget.
Although the Gold found in this category will be pure enough
to melt down they are generally kept as specimens. The natural shape of this
type of gold is highly prized among collectors.
Some interesting facts about gold include:
Gold is popular in nugget form or alluvial gold
Gold is a gemstone of ABUNDANCE.
Gold is known to have the capability of holding other
Gold also enhances one to be humble and eliminates ego
Gold, in ancient times had been known to treat arthritis.
Gold has been known that when injected, its disabling the
cells that attach the arthritis and prevents inflammation