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By Orocal Gold Nugget Co.

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From Lynch & Kennedy,
Skagway, AK



Enjoy this authentic hand crafted whale tail gold nugget pendant.Hand crafted in sterling silver.Proudly made in the USA by Orocal Natural Gold Company.One-of-a-kind. Includes a certificate of authenticity.

Sterling Silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum Millesimal fineness of 925. 

Totalapproximate weight: 2.9G


Each gold nugget is hand cut to fit the jewelry design thenproperly shined using 6 different jewelry polishing wheels. Eachnugget is hand inlaid like a puzzle and soldered in by our masterjewelers, which is very labor intensive.

Becausegold nuggets foundin nature are rare and one-of-a-kind you will receive the productpictured with very slight variations in nugget shape. Alljewelry is backed by the manufacturer. All chains that come with thepiece are free with purchase.
Ifthis item is not in stock our jeweler will make it in 4-6 weeks andship it straight to your door.


GoldNugget Guide

Whatis a natural gold nugget? Itis a piece of gold that broke out of quartz deposits within the earthwhen erosion took place. It also goes by the name placer gold andeach piece is a one of a kind with no two being exactly alike.

Wherecan gold nuggets be found? Whereverthe effects of erosion took place. That would include rivers,streams, ancient dried up river channels and underground riverbeds.

Howpure are they? Goldnuggets range from 65 to 95 fine 16-23KT gold and can have othermineral content such as silver and copper mixed in with it.

Whatsizes do they come in? Goldnuggets come in all sizes, the smaller one range in sizes from 1millimeter up to 6 and is often referred to as flakes. Bigger flakesare called nuggets and have been found as large as 2500 ouncesalthough almost all nuggets bigger than 300 ounces were melted.

Howare gold nuggets found? Theycan be found in rivers and streams using a gold pan or suctiondredges that act like an underground vacuum cleaner. Largeroperations use large machinery that dig up huge sections of dirtweighing several tons and run it through machines that separate thegold from the dirt. Nuggets are also found using a metal detector.

Howare they weighed? Theyare weighed by the troy ounces. 12 ounces = one pound which differsfrom weight which is 16 ounces to the pound. The troy ounces arebroke up into 20-penny weight to the ounces and use the symbol DWT orby the grams which has 31.1 to the ounces. The larger the nugget themore rare and valuable they are. A one-ounce nugget is now consideredas rare as a five-carat diamond. (How many of those do you own?)

Whyare some real bright and others dull? Becauseit was formed underground in quartz deposit you often find quartzmixed in with it. When they broke off into the rivers and streamsthey tumbled against the sand and gravel, which gave the nuggets,it’s texture but dulled it. They can be cleaned in differentsolutions, and then tumbled in different media to give it the shine.

Whereare your gold nuggets found? Allof our gold nuggets under 4 grams come from two main sources. One islocated near Dawson in the Yukon Territory. The second is Atlin, BCCanada about 50 miles as the crow flies from Skagway, Alaska. Skagwaywas where the miners of the 1898 Klondike gold rush traveled throughto reach the gold fields. This is the reason we describe them asAlaskan Yukon BC nuggets, genuine, natural gold nuggets.

Allof our gold nuggets are natural, genuine, and authentic as found innature. Not all gold nuggets are natural, some people man-make themby taking smaller gold flakes melting them and casting them into theshape of a nugget. Make sure to ask if they are genuine natural goldnuggets as found by the miners and come with a certificate ofauthenticity.