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The Willow Creek-Hatcher Pass Alaskan Goldfields

Having spent 33 years prospecting off and on in this area, this writer has become very familiar with the region, its mines, the gold (hardrock and placer), wildlife, weather, topography, and history—it has been a friend to me.

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