Gold is one of the most popular and well known minerals on earth. Since the earliest time gold is known for its value and its special properties.
Unbelievable but true, less than two percent of gold in its natural form comes as gold nuggets. Most of it is much smaller, sometimes it is so small that it is hard to see with the eye.
But what is a gold nugget?
A Gold nuggets is a naturally occurring piece of gold. They are formed through erosion. A large piece of gold separates from its mother rock and then gets carried into a stream or a river. The flowing water tumbles the gold and so it comes that the gold nugget gets its unique natural look. Every gold nugget is unique in structure, form and shininess. Prior 1990 most of the natural formed gold nuggets got melted down for production. Therefore, these rare gold specimen are regarded very highly by collectors and are more worth than the internationally standard gold value.
Gold nuggets have almost always traces of silver and may contain traces of copper and iron. Sometimes you might even see some white quartz. The color of pure gold is bright golden yellow. The gold nugget gets whiter in color when the silver content is greater. Usually a gold nugget contains 75 to 97 percent gold, and the remainder is mostly silver.
Golpira sells only premium grade gold nuggets from Papua New Guinea which contain 93%- 97% pure gold.
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