ALASKAN GOLD NUGGETS MESH #50


A GOLD NUGGET IS A NATURALLY OCCURRING PIECE OF NATIVE GOLD.  WATERCOURSES OFTEN CONCENTRATE NUGGETS AND FINER PLACER GOLD IN PLACERS.  NUGGETS ARE RECOVERED BY PLACER MINING, BUT THEY ARE ALSO FOUND IN RESIDUAL DEPOSITS WHERE THE GOLD-BEARING VEINS OR LODES ARE WEATHERED.  NUGGETS ARE ALSO FOUND IN THE TAILINGS PILES OF PREVIOUS MINING OPERATIONS, ESPECIALLY THOSE LEFT BY GOLD MINING DREDGES.