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For more than a decade, Northern Nevada Gold has sold mineral specimens, nuggets, and gold nugget jewelry online. Our world-class specimens are ideal for classroom education, training, investment, gifts, or simply enjoyment.


Specimen gold is generally found and retrieved from lode gold deposits. These are usually high-grade occurences found in quartz veins, or less commonly calcite. Gold may also be found as specimens in, or with iron oxides, adularia (a low-temperature feldspar), sulfides, and with other silica-rich minerals such as tourmaline, amythest, or clay minerals.


Gold nuggets are created in nature as a result of the surface weathering processes on high-grade gold bearing quartz veins, or rarely other types of geologic gold deposits.


Newest Specimens

  • 3250rm
    Specimen Gold 3250RM
    Weight: 10.6 Grams
    Size: 4 x 2 x 0.7cm
    Mining District: Round Mountain
    County: Nye Co. NV
    $500.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    SPLENDID!! CRYSTALLIZED GOLD!!!!  Beautiful specimen of Gold from the Round Mountain mine. This specimen exhibits brilliant luster and a pale gold color due to the natural alloy of 70% Au, and 30% Ag. The  specimen is composed of beautiful Gold crystals. Modified octahedrons,  and cubooctahedral crystals all are well exhibited growing from a flat Gold plate. Looks like the New York skyline.  A trace Quartz matrix remains.


  • 3249st
    Specimen Gold 3249ST
    Weight: 42.2 Grams
    Size: 3.2 x 3 x 2.5cm
    Mining District: Seven Troughs
    County: Pershing Co. NV
    $475.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Crystalline Gold in  Quartz.    A hefty specimen. Gold shows nice bright luster, and a pale Gold color.  Gold occurs as ribbons, rods, blebs, leaves, and dendritic crystals in a translucent Quartz.   A specific gravity test determined there are 10.7 Grams of Gold in this specimen.  Treated with Mineral Oil to contrast Gold in specimen. To remove simply soak in hot water, or rubbing alcohol, if wished.  Found in an old historic, Nevada Gold camp, using a Goldbug2 metal detector.


  • 3248rm
    SOLD
    Specimen Gold 3248RM
    Weight: 4.3 Grams
    Size: 2 x 1.4 x 0.5cm
    Mining District: Round Mountain
    County: Nye Co. NV
    $200.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    SPLENDID!!!! CRYSTALLIZED GOLD!!!!  A beautiful, small specimen of Gold from the Round Mountain mine. This specimen exhibits brilliant luster and a pale gold color due to the natural alloy of 70% Au, and 30% Ag. The entire specimen is composed of beautiful cubic Gold crystals. Looks like the pyramids of Egypt. Really unique!!  A trace Quartz matrix remains.

    SOLD!

Newest Nuggets

  • Gold Nugget2899MI
    Gold Nugget 2899MI
    Weight: 1.17 Grams
    Size: 1.4 x 0.5 x 0.2cm
    Mining District: Murray
    County: Shoshone Co, Idaho
    $80.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    A Pretty, small-medium sized nugget showing rich, bronzy-yellow color, with traces of red hematite, and very brite luster.  Trace Quartz matrix remains. Found in the Eagle Creek Idaho placer fields using a metal detector. Weighs .04 oz


  • Gold Nugget 2894RC
    Gold Nugget 2894RC
    Weight: 1.06 Grams
    Size: 1.6 x 0.9 x 0.2cm
    Mining District: Rose Creek
    County: Humboldt
    $65.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    An interesting slim shaped nugget showing unusual laminated character, from the Rose Creek placer fields. Exhibits soft, velvety luster and an orangish hue.  Few % Quartz, and clay matrix remains. Found using a Goldbug2 metal detector.  Weighs .03 ounce.


  • Gold Nugget 2892RC
    Gold Nugget 2892RC
    Weight: 1.4 Grams
    Size: 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.2cm
    Mining District: Rose Creek
    County: Humboldt
    $85.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    A sweet little Gem!!!    A solid, flattened nugget found in the East Range placer fields.  Shows very bright luster and an brassy-yellow color,  few % Quartz matrix.  Found using a Goldbug2 metal detector. Weighs .05 ounce.


Newest Silver Minerals

  • Silver Specimen 2804CN
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    Mineral Specimen2804CN
    Weight: 18.8 Grams
    Size: 2 x 2 x 2.5cm
    Mining District: Chi Feng
    County: Inner Mongolia, China
    $45.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Argentiferous Arsenopyrite (FeAsSAg) This wonderful, specimen of crystallized Arsenic is one of the Silver ore bearing minerals that is being mined at   the Huang Gang mine in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. Brilliant, scale-like blades and sheafs of a steel grey color. The Silver occurs as a grey, dusty coating of fine grained Argentite (Ag2S)(Acanthite).

     

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  • Native Silver 2807CN
    Native Silver 2807CN
    Weight: 16.3 Grams
    Size: 3 x 2.4 x 2.4cm
    Mining District: Lu Jiang City
    County: An Hui Province, China
    $350.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    CHINESE NATIVE SILVER!!!!! RARE!!!  Beautiful crystallized wire Silver specimen from the Huang Jun mine, exhibiting soft silver-grey metallic luster. Beautifully presented specimen.  Exhibits a spray of six long, curving wires on a base of native silver and other matrix. Some "Rams Head" wire. Very minor oxidation.  Very sturdy piece.  Small trace of Quartz/Calcite matrix remains.   I obtained these specimens at an International Gem and Mineral Exhibition in Changsha China in May, 2014.  These were the ONLY Native Silver specimens in the entire show. Seems the Chinese Government does not allow miners to sell precious metals to anyone other than the Government owned and controlled refiners. (That is my interpretation) I am sorry they are sooo expensive...but I had to pay dearly to get them myself. Only through my Chinese wifes wonderful negotiating skills was I able to obtain these pieces. I dont know very much geologic detail about the deposit. Only does Mexico produce any Native Silver and its very difficult to obtain today.


  • Native Silver 2808CN
    Native Silver 2808CN
    Weight: 30 Grams
    Size: 4 x 3 x 2cm
    Mining District: Lu Jiang City
    County: An Hui Province, China
    $175.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    CHINESE NATIVE SILVER!!!!! RARE!!!  Beautiful crystallized wire Silver specimen from the Huang Jun mine, exhibiting brilliant silver metallic luster. Beautifully presented specimen.  Exhibits several small, dense clusters of very fine Native Silver wires and Acanthite with other matrix. Some curved tiny "Rams Head" wire. Very minor oxidation.    Small trace of Quartz/Calcite matrix remains.  Housed in a 2" X 2" perky box.  I obtained these specimens at an International Gem and Mineral Exhibition in Changsha China in May, 2014.  These were the ONLY Native Silver specimens in the entire show. Seems the Chinese Government does not allow miners to sell precious metals to anyone other than the Government owned and controlled refiners. (That is my interpretation) I am sorry they are sooo expensive...but I had to pay dearly to get them myself. Only through my Chinese wifes' wonderful negotiating skills was I able to obtain these pieces. I dont know very much geologic detail about the deposit. Only does Mexico produce any Native Silver and its very difficult to obtain today.


Newest Jewelry

  • 2990j
    Gold Nugget Earrings 2990J
    Weight: 1.6 Grams
    Size: 1 x 0.5 x 0.25cm
    Mining District: Rose Creek
    County: Pershing Co. NV
    $125.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Gold Nugget Earrings: Simple post style earrings. Nicely matched hefty nuggets from the Rose Creek placer fields. Gold is solid, shows bright luster, sweet buttery-yellow hue, and interesting character. No matrix. Posts and nuts are 14 k. Total weight for both nuggets is .05 ounce.


  • 2989jb
    Gold Nugget Earrings 2989J
    Weight: 2.4 Grams
    Size: 0.7 x 0.5 x 0.3cm
    Mining District: Caborca Placer
    County: Sonora Prov. Mexico
    $170.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Gold Nugget Earrings: Nicely matched pair of character-rich nuggets from the Caborca, Mexico, placer fields. Post-style earrings with 14K Gold posts and nuts. Nuggets were found using a Goldbug2 metal detector. Total weight of nuggets is .08 ounce


  • 2988j-b
    Gold Nugget Earrings 2988J
    Weight: 2.2 Grams
    Size: 0.8 x 0.5 x 0.3cm
    Mining District: Rose Creek
    County: Pershing Co. NV
    $165.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Gold Nugget Earrings: Simple post style earrings. Nicely matched nuggets from the Rose Creek placer fields. Gold is solid, shows bright luster, sweet buttery-yellow hue, and interesting character. Posts and nuts are 14 k. Total weight for both nuggets is .07 ounce.


Apex Picks

  • Apex Badger Pick
    Apex Badger Pick $95.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Built from the same tough material as the Talon but has a slightly smaller head design and shorter handle to get into tight places. The Badger is light enough to pack all day long. Especially suited for the non-metallic \"Pick Packer\" (tm) nylon holster. P/N: GC1035-6 Weight: Approx. 2.75 lbs. Head Size: Approx 10.0\" x 3.5\" Handle Spec: 18\" Hickory Three free Super Magnets included with the sale of any pick! Price: $80.00 Postage and Packing: $15.00

  • Apex Talon Pick
    Apex Talon Pick $100.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Excellent choice for most nugget and relic recovery conditions. Lightweight, yet strong enough to handle most tough soil and rocky conditions. P/N: GC1245-6 Weight: Approx. 4.25 lbs. Head Size: Approx 12.0\" x 4.5\" Handle Spec: 30\" Hickory 3 free Super Magnets included with the sale of any pick! Price: $80.00 Shipping: $20.00

  • Apex Extreme Pick
    Apex Extreme Pick $110.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Best Gold pick on the market! Suitable for any type of detecting, short of hard-rock mining. Extreme P/N: GC1245-8 Weight: Approx. 4.75 lbs. Head Size: Approx 12.0\" x 4.5\" Handle Spec: 36\" Hickory 3 free Super Magnets included with the sale of any pick! Price: $90.00 Shipping: $20.00

Paydirt

  • 1/2 Pound Bag
    Weight: 227 Grams
    Size: 15 x 10 x 0cm
    $29.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    A great affordable bag for the beginner, or person who just wants to try Gold panning. Every bag guaranteed to contain real placer Gold. See recommendations below.

    Shipping and handling $5.00  Foreign orders subject to actual shipping costs.

  • Paydirt
    1-pound bag
    Weight: 454 Grams
    Size: 20 x 12 x 0cm
    $62.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Every 1 Pound Bag contains a guaranteed amount of one Gram of real placer Gold. Ideal material for testing your skills with a Gold pan, or Gold wheel. It is highly recommended that a person pans this material over a large plastic, or metal wash tub so that the Gold wont be lost. This assures that the panning experience can be repeated over and over for continued enjoyment.

    Shipping and handling $5.00  Foreign orders subject to actual shipping costs.

  • Paydirt
    3-pound bag
    Weight: 1362 Grams
    Size: 29 x 16 x 0cm
    $105.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    This material will contain 2 Grams, guaranteed, of real placer Gold. Both size bags contain black sands (Magnetite) however this 3 Pounder may contain larger size nuggets. This material is recommended not only as a panning concentrate but also as a calibrating material for testing your dry washer or high-banker. Again, it is advised that you try re-circulating the spoils to capture all the guaranteed Gold, and to allow you to repeat the process as often as you want.

     

    Shipping and handling $10.00  Foreign orders subject to actual shipping costs.

     

    Larger bags available upon request