This Natural Gold Nugget from happy Camp, California is heavy and chunky with a shiny, textured surface. Mining has played a major role in Happy Camp, California ever since its establishment in 1851. Local people tell of families who earned a living during the lean years of the depression by mining and, as recently as 1986, an active local major gold mine, the Noranda mine, closed after producing hundreds of thousands of ounces of gold. This gold specimen would make a fantastic addition to any collection and would make a great pendant if a bail were added.
As a gold dealer and someone who gets to see a lot of gold nuggets. It is rare to see a collection such as this one with large gold nuggets from so many unique locations in North America. The collection comes from a single prospector who is a retired police officer and for the last 30 years, he spent six weeks every summer prospecting for gold.
Weight: 19.8 grams (0.63 Troy Ounces)
Dimensions: 1" or 24mm
This gold nugget was featured in episode 1 of the Gold Vlog.