We’ve highlighted lots of gold nugget collections over the years… quite frankly I’m surprised that I let this one slip my mind. In fact, this is one of the best gold nugget displays on Earth. Of course, I’m talking about the natural gold display at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. California Gold Rush Nuggets […]
Gold Nugget Facts
Got questions about gold nuggets? Are you interested in how they form, how values are determined by collectors, the best places to buy and sell, and how to test if a nugget is real or fake? Explore this page for all kinds of great information and facts about natural gold nuggets.
Giant Alaska Gold Nugget Goes up for Auction
The famous Alaska Centennial Nugget is going up for auction. This is the largest gold nugget ever found in the state of Alaska, and the second largest nugget found in the Western Hemisphere. It was found in 1998 by a miner named Barry Clay. He was operating a bulldozer at the Swift Creek Mine near […]
The 953 Ounce Gold Nugget found in Victoria | Epic Historical Find
Australia is no stranger to large gold finds. There have been some monsters found here. Victoria in particular was famous for some exceptionally large nuggets. A region that came to be known as the “Golden Triangle” has produced some of the continents most spectacular discoveries. In fact, many of the world’s largest gold nuggets came […]
These MASSIVE Gold Nuggets were all found with Metal Detectors
Hand of Faith The “Hand of Faith” is the largest gold nugget currently in existence today. It was found by a gold miner using a metal detector in 1980. It comes from the famous gold rich region of Victoria, Australia known as the Golden Triangle. This amazing gold nugget is currently on display at the […]
The 5 Best States to Find Gold Nuggets
There are many states in the U.S. where you can use pans, sluices, suction dredges and metal detectors to find gold nuggets. Most of the western states and some places in the Southeast have produced nice gold nuggets over the years. Below are five states that have not only been some of the most historically […]
The Best Way to Market and Sell Placer Gold
Finding a good market for placer gold is a very common challenge for many gold miners throughout the world. To get a fair price, you need to actually understand what your gold assays for, and find a way to market it that will maximize its value. Finding a decent amount of gold is extremely difficult […]
The Boot of Cortez Gold Nugget from Mexico – 389 Ounces!
Have you ever tried metal detecting for gold nuggets? If you have, there is a good chance that you found some trash, old iron junk, probably a few square nails, but didn’t find any gold. No doubt, finding gold with a metal detector is challenging. However, this story might give you some motivation to keep […]
Tips for Buying Natural Gold Nuggets
How Rare are Gold Nuggets?
We all know that gold itself is a rare commodity. The fact that the metal itself is now valued at well over $1000 per ounce explains the overall rarity of gold compared to many more common metals. All gold comes from the earth. All those refined bars, rounds, jewelry, historical artifacts, gold coins; it was […]