The Circle Goldfields
February 2006 by Ron WendtThe Circle Goldfields are located about 120 miles east of Fairbanks in Interior Alaska and they occupy about 200 square miles. The Crazy Mountains boast the highest point in the district at 3,690 feet above sea level.
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We all continued over to another location at the top of a massive placer operation. Arriving at the draw, I showed everyone where gold had been found before and we all began detecting.
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During this trip we found enough gold to make us want to come back, even with the punishment of a very long, tough hike.
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