Great for jewelry making or investment. Alaskan placer nuggets are generally 20K to 22K, or 82% to 92%. (#20-#30 screen); remember, the smaller the screen, the more difficult it is to remove all the tiny particles of black sand.
I try very hard to get it all out, but you will see a trace amount in this. This is jewelers grade gold. The total weight: 3+ GRAMS. These nuggets come from the Circle mining district. Compare the weight in grams or ounces of the nugget to the current spot price of gold.
Nuggets do fetch more than raw melted gold due to its rarity in nugget form. Remember, gold weight is most often listed in troy and metric values.The weight of gold can be measured in troy ounces, grams, or penny weight. (troy) = 31.10 g (31.1 grams). (troy) = 20 dwt (20 pennyweight).
1.55 grams = 1 dwt (1 pennyweight). 1.0 grams = 15.43 gr (15.43 grains). Be sure you know the difference between a gram and a grain! Some unscrupulous sellers will intentionally mislead you by listing the weights incorrectly with common abbreviations ("g" is for grams and "gr" is for grains). 10 GRAINS is equal to just 0.479 GRAMS.
Remember it takes 15.43 grains (gr) to make just one gram (g) of gold. And there are 31.1 grams to one troy ounce.
A grain is the smallest unit of measurement of gold. Gold nuggets are valued differently than raw gold and gold in coin form.
When evaluating natural gold consider several factors. Gold may be valued on: weight, rarity, physical dimensions, shine, brightness or lustre, purity, origin, and whether the nugget is considered collector or specimen grade. Less than 2% of all gold found is in nugget form. Gold nuggets are now rarer than diamonds. DETERMINING FAIR VALUE: Gold Weight and Color: For an average quality nugget weight and color are your best bets for determining value.
Look for bright and shiny gold - if dark it may contain a high amount of copper or other less minerals and metals. Pure gold looks just as you would expect. TESTING GOLD : The value of gold is based on the karat system, which is a 24 point scale, signifying the percentage of gold a piece of metal contains. So, if jewelry is 14KT, it is 14 out of 24 parts gold, or 58.33 percent gold.Nuggets are usually 20.5 to 22KT purity (81% - 95%). Gold is tested either with acid or electronically. The acid test is the most reliable yet can be dangerous do to the liquids used. The only 100% accurate way of testing for purity is a fire assay, (melting or refining) thus destroying the nugget value by altering them.
SIZING OR CLASSIFYING GOLD: Mesh or screen refers to the openings between the threads of a screen and is measured by the number of openings per inch; that is, 6 mesh equals 6 holes per inch, 8 mesh equals 8 holes per inch, 10 mesh equals 10 holes or openings per inch and so forth. View My Other Items For Sale. Add me to your Favorite Sellers. This process can take OVER one minute TO COMPLETE.
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Each side of the nuggets, silver and jewelery will be photographed, as I do not hide anything, including flaws, and will be mentioned if I see it. I will show each possible angle of the nugget/s, good, bad or ugly.A bit about me and where the gold is mined. Most of my Alaskan placer gold nuggets are from Circle, Fairbanks, FortyMile, Bonnifield, Rampart, Yukon, Valdez, Koyukuk. Between 35 and 60 miners supply me throughout the state; some in Canada. I clean the gold by a natural process to knock off the dirt.
The color and shine of the gold will vary, depending on the creek, assay, metal content, etc. I don't always know the creek where your gold comes from, but most of the time I do.From 2009 until now, gold is my full time job after a long career in aviation since 1977. I have gained the trust in hundreds, maybe approaching thousands, of return customers, including other sellers and plan to keep it that way. I also sell fine jewelry and custom made Alaskan nugget pieces hand crafted by my friend and neighbor, Jim.
He is a talented jeweler and his custom pieces are one of a kind. I have a source for vintage Alaskan jewelry, but often I don't know the history of the item. When I don't know a certain stone, I will state that.
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The item "GOLD NUGGETS 3+ GRAMS Placer Alaska Natural #20-#30 Screen High Purity FINE" is in sale since Friday, May 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Nuggets".
The seller is "judyjudygold" and is located in Salcha, Alaska. This item can be shipped worldwide.