Large Crystalline Gold Specimen from Placer County, CA


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A beautiful and rare piece of crystalline gold from Placer County, California. This piece has a very rare, rounded crystallization habit and really unusual being that is so well formed, large, and also from California. I don't see pieces like this in the shop very often and this one is an impressive gold nugget. I so seldom see large gold nuggets from California and the state has banned all river dredging operations so larger gold nuggets from California are some of the rarest these days.

Item# RB835
Weight: 54.28 grams or 1.745 Troy Ounces (837.67 grains)
Dimensions: 1-1/2" or 37mm

There is gold and then there is GOLD! Not all gold was created equal. At we spend most of our time seeking out the world’s finest gold nuggets and gold specimens.

-Only about 2% of the gold in the world is in “gold nugget” form and the other 98% is microscopic speck and flake gold found in ore. A good gold ore today will have about one ounce of gold for every two tons of rock.
Even rarer are crystallized gold specimens and only about 0.04% of the gold in the world is crystallized. These natural gold nuggets and gold specimens are true - one of a kind - masterpieces from the earth’s natural elements and are found mostly in pockets where the gold was able to crystallize while it formed, much the same way other crystals form deep inside the earth.
Most of the hard rock mines that uncovered these extremely rare gold nugget crystals are closed today and it is extremely rare to have a new discovery of crystallized gold nuggets or gold specimens.
At, we are experts on natural gold nuggets and gold specimens and guarantee all our gold nuggets are natural and not man made.

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