The Upper Susitna Goldfields
January 2007 by Ron WendtThe upper Susitna Goldfields, sometimes known as the Valdez Creek Mining District, are located 150 miles northeast of Anchorage off the Denali Highway in the Alaska Range. Though a small mining district, it was the “jewelry box” of the...
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Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Right away I got a target, and it ended up being gold from a nice little bench. With only an hour left of daylight, I continued heading upstream and found five more tiny pieces of gold with my VLF…
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Rich placer gold deposits were found in the Klondike district of Yukon in 1896, and a wild gold rush ensued. The district is east and southeast of Dawson (pop. 1,300), mostly along Bonanza and Hunker Creeks, and their tributaries.
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