The Great Gold Rush of Nome, Alaska
April 2001 by Ron WendtGold was mined in the Council Region several years before it was known at Nome, and from this vicinity the prospectors set out and made the Nome placers familiar to the world.
It was down deeper than I expected for surface trash. It wasn't until I was down six inches that the target screamed from my scoop.
I often wonder if I would have felt the same about gold prospecting if my father had introduced me to it at a young age. Would I have the same passion and fascination that I do now? How much further along the learning curve would I be if...
Why are there no maps of the so-called mining districts?
As we walked back we were just reaching the point of where the faulting should be and there, covered with deep grass, was very faint evidence of an old road going up the mountainside! What was that old road doing there?
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