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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

  • 3513-olng-b
    Specimen Gold 3513-Olng
    Weight: 1.2 Grams
    Size: 1 x 0.8 x 0.6cm
    Mining District: Olinghouse
    County: Washoe Co. NV
    $70.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Crystallized Gold wire and leaves in Calcite. Brilliant luster, pale lemon-yellow color. Occasional octahedron crystals observed at the terminations of some wires. Found in the Green Pit of the famous Olinghouse mine.


  • 3476en
    Specimen Gold 3476EN
    Weight: 4.5 Grams
    Size: 2 x 1 x 1.4cm
    Mining District: Michigan Bluff
    County: Placer Co. CA
    $225.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    A splendid specimen from the famous Eagles Nest mine, Michigan Bluff Mining District, in Placer Co. California. The small piece shows brilliant luster, buttery-yellow hue, crystalline, metallic native gold shot through translucent snow-white, milky quartz.


  • 3472en
    Specimen Gold 3472EN
    Weight: 4.1 Grams
    Size: 2.5 x 1.8 x 0.5cm
    Mining District: Michigan Bluff
    County: Placer Co. CA
    $200.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    A stunning specimen from the famous Eagles Nest mine, Michigan Bluff Mining District, in Placer Co. California. The small piece shows brilliant luster, buttery-yellow hue, crystalline, metallic native gold shot through translucent snow-white, milky quartz.


Newest Nuggets

  • 3512-olng
    Gold Nugget 3512-Olng
    Weight: 2 Grams
    Size: 1 x 0.7 x 0cm
    Mining District: Olinghouse
    County: Washoe Co. NV
    $125.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Splendid!!!  Olinghouse NV nugget showing rich, brassy-yellow color, and very bright luster. No Quartz matrix remains. Interesting character. Shows heavy water wear and tear. Found in the Olinghouse, NV placer fields.   Weighs .06 oz.


  • 3510-olng
    Gold Nugget 3510-Olng
    Weight: 2 Grams
    Size: 1 x 0.7 x 0.5cm
    Mining District: Olinghouse
    County: Washoe Co. NV
    $125.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Gold nugget from the Olinghouse mining district. Shows brilliant luster, and a rich, orangish tint.. as well as an interesting, classic, water worn shape.  No Quartz remains. Found using a metal detector in this old, historic, Gold camp.  Weighs .06 oz.

     


  • 3509-olng-b
    Gold Nugget 3509-Olng
    Weight: 1.1 Grams
    Size: 0.9 x 0.6 x 0.3cm
    Mining District: Olinghouse
    County: Washoe Co. NV
    $70.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Lovely Olinghouse NV nugget showing rich,brassy-yellow color, and very bright luster. No Quartz matrix remains. Interesting knobby character. Shows heavy water wear and tear. Found in the Olinghouse,  NV placer fields using a metal detector.   Weighs .04 oz.


Newest Silver Minerals

  • specimen_3439a-b
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    Silver Specimen 3439A
    Weight: 74.8 Grams
    Size: 8 x 6 x 0.5cm
    Mining District: Reese River
    County: Lander Co. NV
    $35.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Austin Nevada High-Grade!!!  Slab .5 mm thick cut from a Quartz vein with high-grade Silver mineralization. Austin NV was an early boom town where bonanza Silver was mined from the 1860s to 1887. A slight revival in 1910 was short lived. High grade, oxidized, small Quartz veins occurred in igneous Monzonite rock.  This oxidized Silver occurred as Native Silver and as Horn Silver, a Silver Chloride.  Later, as the mines went ever deeper, the mineralization changed to the original sulfide suite. This slab shows distinct banding of Quartz/feldspar matrix with a 15 mm band of gray, Silver sulfides, probably Argentite and Tetrahedrite. There are several other thin, wavey bands of the copper sulfide mineral Bornite/Covellite also present. I also observed a few traces of Native Gold. A significant early Nevada Silver specimen.

    SOLD!
  • specimen_3438t-b
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    Silver Specimen 3438T
    Weight: 182 Grams
    Size: 9 x 4 x 4cm
    Mining District: Tonopah
    County: Nye Co. NV
    $45.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    TONOPAH HIGH GRADE!!!   I collected this specimen in 1975, underground, from the Mizpah Stope.   A group of 12--15 Geologists and mining men were treated to an underground tour of the Mizpah Mine, hosted by the Summa Corporation. The Mizpah hoist works had recently been rehabed.  to the 1000 foot level.  I worked as a Geologist for Summa and went along on the tour with an objective. There were old geologic reports of rich ore that was back-filled in old stopes far underground. The area was close to the Buck Eye mine shaft south of the Mizpah shaft. The Buck Eye shaft had burned out several years before and when we got close the ribs of the drifts were still hot from the oxidizing sulfides. I collected samples and most were crushed and assayed.  This specimen assayed in the hundreds of ounces for Silver, Gold was over two ounces, with copper, lead and zinc values being high as well.  The specimen exhibits distinct banding, with Quartz, and numerous sulfide minerals. I recognize, Argentite, Tetrahedrite, Chalcopyrite, and Pyrite.  Other gray sulfides are present as well. No visible Gold was seen. An interesting historic specimen.

    SOLD!
  • 3415mrco-b
    Native Silver 3415Mroco
    Weight: 19.3 Grams
    Size: 7 x 3.4 x 0.15cm
    Mining District: Imiter District, Ouarzaazate Province
    County: Morocco, Africa
    $75.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Splendid!!!  Large Native Silver Leaf from the Imiter mine, Morocco.  Specimen exhibits bright white luster, trace Quartz, FeOx stained greenstone rock matrix. one ding where a tool struck the piece, leaving an interesting brilliant streak.


Newest Jewelry

  • 3005j
    Gold Locket Jewelry 3005J
    Weight: 0.65 Grams
    Size: 2.5 x 1.9 x 0.4cm
    Mining District: Rochester
    County: Pershing Co. NV
    $130.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Gold Nugget Locket: Elegant oval, bezel-style locket for necklace. Contains 10 grains (by weight) of lovely crystallized Gold from the Rochester mining district.  Gold is a collection of all uniquely crystallized pieces that exhibit bright luster, sweet orangish--yellow hue, and interesting character. Bezel is manufactured from 12 karat gold-filled yellow gold. The chain is 18 inches long and is 14K gold-filled. The Jump ring and spring ring are 14K gold-filled as well.


  • 3006j
    Gold Locket Jewelry 3006J
    Weight: 0.65 Grams
    Size: 1.9 x 1.9 x 0.45cm
    Mining District: Rochester
    County: Pershing Co. NV
    $120.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Gold Nugget Locket: Elegant round, bezel-style locket for necklace. Contains 10 grains (by weight) of lovely crystallized Gold from the Rochester mining district.  Gold is a collection of all uniquely crystallized pieces that exhibit bright luster, sweet orangish--yellow hue, and interesting character. Bezel is manufactured from 12 karat gold-filled yellow gold. The chain is 18 inches long and is 14K gold-filled. The Jump ring and spring ring are 14K gold-filled as well.


  • 3003j
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    Gold Nugget Earrings 3004
    Weight: 1.9 Grams
    Size: 1.2 x 0.4 x 0.25cm
    Mining District: Dun Glen
    County: Pershing Co. NV
    $155.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Gold Nugget Earrings: Elegant dangle-style earrings. Nicely matched nuggets from the Dun Glen 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 .06 ounce.

    SOLD!

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