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This page displays gold nuggets and specimens that have sold in the past on our Alaskan Gold Nuggets For Sale page. After all the work of taking the photos it seemed best to leave the pictures up where people can see them. And get an idea of what has been purchased by others.
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0.51 Troy Ounce (15.8 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
This specimen features gold laced through grayish-white quartz. The specimen was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by Steve Herschbach. Steve used a Garrett Infinium metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such specimens the enclosing quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101978. The specimen is just over 1-1/8 inches long and approximately 5/16 inch thick .
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0.23 Troy Ounce (7.1 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
This nice little specimen has delicate gold structures showing little sign of stream wear. It is a very nice specimen for any collection. The side picture gives a closer view of the intricate gold structure. The specimen was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by Steve Herschbach. Steve used a Fisher Gold Bug 2 metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such specimens the enclosing quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101967. The specimen is just over 5/8 inches long and approximately 1/4 inch thick.
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0.42 Troy Ounce (13.1 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
This specimen is interesting because it clearly shows the quartz monzonite source of the gold. Quartz monzonite is a white rock speckled with black similar to granite. The specimen was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by John Pulling. John used a Fisher Gold Bug 2 metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such specimens the enclosing quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101980. The specimen is 1" inch wide and approximately 3/8 inch thick.
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1.61 Troy Ounce (50.0 Gram) Gold Nugget
This nearly solid gold nugget has less quartz than many of the larger pieces found at Moore Creek, Alaska. Unfortunately, the nugget was scraped during recovery. You can see the scrape on the bottom view, lower left side. The price for this nugget has been significantly reduced because of this small scrape, although it still is an exceptional piece anyone would be proud of. The nugget was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by Steve Herschbach. Steve used a Minelab GP 3000 metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such nuggets the quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and the nugget has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This nugget comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101957. The nugget is just over 1-1/2 inches long and approximately 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick.
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1.34 Troy Ounce (41.5 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
This specimen features gold laced through creamy-white quartz. The specimen was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by John Pulling. John used a Fisher Gold Bug 2 metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such specimens the enclosing quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101983. The specimen is just over 1-1/2 inches long by 1 inch wide and over 1/2 inch thick .
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0.59 Troy Ounce (18.5 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
This nice little chunk has gold liberally sprinkled throughout grayish-white quartz. The specimen was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by Steve Herschbach. Steve used a Minelab GP 3000 metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such specimens the enclosing quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101960. The specimen is 1-1/4 inch long and just over 1/2 inch thick.
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3.15 Troy Ounce (98.0 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
This 3.15 ounce specimen was found at Moore Creek, Alaska in August 2003 by Steve Herschbach. It was found with a Minelab GP 3000 metal detector in old tailing piles left by dragline operations of the past. Steve has named this nugget "The Meteorite Nugget" because its sculpted appearance resembles a rock from space. This specimen has only been washed with water and so retains its original iron-stained appearance since in this case it seems to enhance its appearance. This specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for more details and pictures! This specimen comes with a certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101969.
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5.13 Troy Ounce (159.5 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
This 5.13 ounce specimen was found at Moore Creek, Alaska in 2004 by Bob Herschbach. Bob found this unique specimen with a Minelab GP 3000 metal detector in old tailing piles left by dragline operations of the past. This specimen is a exceptional example of a full cross-section of a very rich gold vein. The specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for more details and pictures! This specimen comes with a certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101955.
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0.57 Troy Ounce (17.8 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
This nice specimen has a relatively high amount of gold much of which is exposed over it's surface. The specimen was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by Bud Herschbach. Bud used a Tesoro Lobo Super TRAQ metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such specimens the enclosing quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101984. The specimen is 7/8 inch wide and approximately 1/4 inch thick.
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0.39 Troy Ounce (12.1 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
This 1/3 ounce specimen is about 1/2 inch thick and so looks like a gold and quartz pebble. The specimen was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by Steve Herschbach. Steve used a Minelab GP 3000 metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such nuggets the quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and the specimen has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101965. The specimen is just short of 1 inch long and approximately 1/2 inch thick.
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0.13 Troy Ounce (4.0 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
This round little specimen features rounded blebs of gold enclosed in quartz. The specimen is about as thick as it is long. The side picture gives another view of the gold structure and shows how thick the piece is. The specimen was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by Steve Herschbach. Steve used a Minelab GP 3000 metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such specimens the enclosing quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101962. The specimen is 1-1/4 inch long and approximately 1/2 inch thick.
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2.79 Troy Ounce (86.9 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
This large specimen features gold richly scattered throughout what appears to be a section of gold vein over 1-1/2" thick. The specimen itself is nearly 1" thick. The specimen was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by Steve Herschbach. Steve used a Minelab GP 3000 metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such specimens the enclosing quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101959. The specimen is 1-3/4 inch long and approximately 1 inch thick.
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0.55 Troy Ounce (17.0 Gram) Gold Nugget
This interesting nugget is mostly gold with a thin skin of quartz on each side. The nugget was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by Steve Herschbach. Steve used a Minelab GP 3000 metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such nuggets the enclosing quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This nugget comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101961. The nugget is just over 7/8 inch wide and approximately 3/8 inch thick at it's thickest point along a ridge of gold protruding from it's surface.
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0.21 Troy Ounce (6.5 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
The gold/quartz specimen was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by Steve Herschbach. Steve used a Minelab GP 3000 metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such specimens the enclosing quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101963. The specimen is nearly 1 inch long and approximately 3/8 inch thick at it's thickest point.
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0.45 Troy Ounce (14.0 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
This specimen has a thick layer of gold that shows portions of the enclosing monzonite rock. Monzonite is a "salt & pepper" granitic rock that often hosts gold deposits. The specimen was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by Steve Herschbach. Steve used a Minelab GP 3000 metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such specimens the enclosing quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101964. The specimen is nearly 1 inch long and approximately 3/8 inch thick at it's thickest point.
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2.12 Troy Ounce (65.8 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
This specimen features a fairly heavy showing of gold in white quartz. The specimen was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by Steve Herschbach in 2003. Steve used a Minelab GP 3000 metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such specimens the enclosing quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101987. The specimen is just short of 2 inches long by 1-1/4 inch wide and is 3/8 inch thick .
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1.48 Troy Ounce (46.1 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
This beautiful specimen features gold attractively laced through grayish-white quartz. Although this specimen has not traveled far from it's original source vein it exhibits moderate rounding from a stream environment. The specimen was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by Steve Herschbach. Steve used a Minelab GP 3000 metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such specimens the enclosing quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101958. The specimen is just over 1-1/2 inches long and approximately 3/8 inch thick.
Gold Specimen #101956 SOLD!
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0.08 Troy Ounce (2.4 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen
The little gold/quartz specimen was found at the recently re-opened Moore Creek property near McGrath Alaska by Steve Herschbach. Steve used a Minelab GP 3000 metal detector to make this find. It was located in tailing piles from the old mining operations and so represents the type of gold lost by inefficient recovery systems. As is the case with many such specimens the enclosing quartz was iron-stained from years of contact with iron-bearing soils and has been chemically cleaned to reveal the original coloration. This specimen comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101966. The specimen is about 5/8 inch long and approximately 1/4 inch thick at it's thickest point.
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1.21 Troy Ounce (37.6 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen SOLD!
This is a California gold nugget given to me years ago. I do not know much about it other than that and so I've priced it lower than I might for a nugget I've found myself. No certificate with this one since I do not know it's pedigree! The nugget is 1-1/4 inch long by 3/4 wide and 1/2" thick.
Gold Specimen #101991 SOLD!
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0.95 Troy Ounce (29.5 Gram) Gold/Quartz Specimen SOLD!
This nice little gold nugget was found by Steve Herschbach at Ganes Creek, Alaska in May 2002. Steve found this nugget with a Fisher Gold Bug 2 metal detector outfitted with the 14" elliptical coil. The nugget was found on a tailing pile next to the road above camp. Go here to read the story of how this and another pound were found by Steve in three days at Ganes Creek. The nugget is pictured with several others at the bottom of the page in Steve's hand... it is the one on the far left. The nugget is fairly solid gold with some quartz enclosed and has been slightly polished from being carried around in Steve's pocket. This nugget comes with a signed certificate of origin detailing where, when, and how it was found. Click here for a sample certificate. Certificate Number 101992. The nugget is 1-3/8 inch long by 3/4 inch wide and approximately 1/4 inch thick.
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