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Ron Wendt

Ron Wendt

Senior Writer

Ron worked as a gold miner, newspaper reporter, photographer, college instructor, and writer. He was a frequent contributor to the Journal, and he published his own bi-monthly booklet on prospecting for gold in Alaska, The Alaskan Goldfield Magazine.

Ron passed away in November 2007 at the age of 51.
Read Articles by Ron Wendt

Prospecting on the Yukon River

Striking Gold

Hardrock Detecting

Sluicing on Bedrock

Dectecting Alaskan Gold Nuggets

Gold Prospecting on the East Fork River, Alaska (Part III—Conclusion)

The Lengendary Lost Gold of the Headless Valley

Picks & Pans: Gold Prospecting on the East Fork River, Alaska

Frozen Prospects

Picks & Pans: Nuggets by the Dozen in Alaska

The Fern Mine

Where Do I Begin?

Picks & Pans: Working the Crevices

Picks & Pans: Winter Prospecting and "Forty Mile" Miller

The Lucky Shot Mine

Picks & Pans: In Search of a Vein: Looking for Hardrock in the Talkeetna Mountains

The Rampart Goldfields, Alaska

The Koyukuk-Nolan Goldfields

The Grubstake Gulch Placers, Alaska

The Circle Goldfields

The Fortymile Goldfields

The Kenai Peninsula Goldfields

The Willow Creek-Hatcher Pass Alaskan Goldfields

The Livengood-Tolovana Mining District

The Iditarod-Innoko Goldfields

The Fairbanks Goldfields

The Yukon-Klondike Goldfields—Part I

The Yukon-Klonkide Goldfields—Part II

The Upper Susitna Goldfields

The Goodnews Bay Platinum Fields

The Nome Goldfields

The Petersville—Yentna Goldfields

Lucky Shot Mine and the Willow Creek Plutons

Successful Nugget Hunting

The Juneau Goldfields

The Seventymile and American Creek Goldfields

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