The Mother Lode Region of California has drawn gold nugget prospectors for years. For the past 20 years most of the gold nuggets found in California were found using suction dredges. But in 2009 the state government banned suction dredging in California. So the supply of natural gold nuggets from California has all but dried up. Natural gold nuggets like this one weighing in at 11.8 Grains (0.77 Gram) are a real rare delight to find for sale. Imagine a gold prospector finding this in the bottom of his gold pan. This one is 3/8" long (10 mm). This gorgeous jewelry/investment grade natural gold nugget has a beautiful rich color and a nice texture. We include a certificate of authenticity with every nugget.