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gold quartz and gold nugget

Gold Bearing Quartz or Gold Quartz for short is one of the world's rarest form of natural gold. The natural veins of gold seen in the quartz were formed by hydrothermal pressure deep within the Earth millions of years ago. Alaska is one of the few places in the world that Gold Quartz is found naturally.

A Gold Nugget is gold found in its natural form and left unaltered by man. Every nugget is unique with its own shape, texture and character. It has become increasingly hard to find gold in this form and nuggets fetch a premium price based on their rarity. Alaska has vast gold reserves but the harsh conditions makes mining it extremely difficult and the majority of Gold found is not deemed nugget quality and is melted down.

*It has become increasingly rare to find Natural Gold Quartz and Gold Nuggets and as each piece is unique and different we are no longer selling these items online. Please visit us in one of our Skagway Alaska locations or contact us to explore our current collection.*