If you've been looking for a nice BIG gold nugget to add to your collection, look no further. This beautiful nugget was recently recovered with a metal detector in Northern California. It has fantastic eye appeal and would make a great addition to any gold collection. Weighing in at just under an ounce and a half, you truly don't see nuggets of this size and quality very often. It weighs 43.73 grams, or 1.403 troy ounces. The quartz visible in the pictures are not matrix, just small amounts in the grooves of the nugget and would make up only a tiny percent of the total weight.