Placer Gold Near Fairbanks, Alaska
February 2002 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe Fairbanks Mining District, the most productive gold district in Alaska, lies between the Tanana and Chatanika Rivers, 7 to 25 miles from Fairbanks (Pop. 35,000), in east-central Alaska. Most parts of the district are accessible by road, a rarity in Alaska.
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