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Picks & Pans: Koyukuk River Gold—Prospecting Alaska's Brooks Range

The water rose up in a great splash around the front of the pickup. The tires smashed into a couple of large boulders and suddenly the truck nosed down into a deep hole and bounced back out as I stepped on the gas pedal.

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