Where in Alaska is the most gold?

Gold occurs and has been mined throughout Alaska; except in the vast swamps of the Yukon Flats, and along the North Slope between the Brooks Range and the Beaufort Sea. Areas near Fairbanks and Juneau, and Nome have produced most of Alaska’s historical output and provide all current gold production as of 2021.

Where can you pan for gold for free in Alaska?

​There is gold all over ​Alaska, and it is far from mined out. ​

  • Fairbanks: Visit the El Dorado Gold Mine for a unique panning experience.
  • Hope, in the Kenai Peninsula: This small town of 200 offers public panning in Resurrection Creek.
  • Girdwood:
  • Juneau:
  • Nome:
  • Bachelor Creek:

Where can I pan for gold in Fairbanks?

In Interior Alaska, gold panning is offered at Pioneer Park in Fairbanks, which also has displays of gold mining equipment. Northeast of Fairbanks via the Steese Highway there are 2 opportunities for hands-on gold panning.

Can you pan for gold anywhere in Alaska?

Recreational gold panning and prospecting are permitted, with some restrictions, on most public lands in Alaska. On private lands or mining claims, the owner’s permission is needed to mine even if you are just gold panning. Alaska Native villages and corporation lands are private.

What rivers in Alaska have gold?

The Salmon River and its tributaries, including Marvel Creek contain placer gold. Canyon Creek, a tributary of the Kwethluk River is a placer producing Creek. The Crooke Creek Basin, including Donlin Creek and Snow Gulch contain placer gold. The George River and its Tributary, Julian Creek contain placer gold.

Where can I gold pan in Fairbanks?

State Parks & National Forests

  • Chugach State Park.
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
  • Sitka National Historical Park.

How much does a gold claim cost in Alaska?

Access is by a good right of way trail. For sale at less than 40k per 160 acre claim – $400,000.00 for 12-160 acre claims — making the price only $200 per acre. After recovering 5g on an acre — yes five grams — you could pay your mining costs and the cost for the acre.

Where can I pan for gold in Anchorage?

5 places where you can mine gold in Anchorage today include:

  • Indian Valley Mine. The Indian Valley Mine was established in 1910 by miners who came to Alaska following the Alaskan gold rush.
  • Crow Creek Mine.
  • Sixmile Creek Mine.
  • Petersville Mining Area.
  • Bertha Creek Mining Area.