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    Default How plentiful is gold in AK?

    Hello,
    Just curious, I pan every creek I can in Wyoming when I am up in the hills hunting. I have only found gold in 3 creeks and one was allready known to have gold. All I really find is flour gold. This is probably out of 25 different drainages.

    How does that compare to AK?
    Thanks

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    It varies considerably, depending on which part of the state. Here on the Kenai Peninsula, in a 50-mile radius of where I live, there are probably well over 100 rivers and creeks, with maybe 25 of them having gold, and only about 8 of those having GOOD gold. Most of the rest just have trace amounts. (like flour) so...I'd guess picking creeks here at random you'd have less than a 25% chance of finding gold...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall/Ak View Post
    It varies considerably, depending on which part of the state. Here on the Kenai Peninsula, in a 50-mile radius of where I live, there are probably well over 100 rivers and creeks, with maybe 25 of them having gold, and only about 8 of those having GOOD gold. Most of the rest just have trace amounts. (like flour) so...I'd guess picking creeks here at random you'd have less than a 25% chance of finding gold...

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    Could you guild me on a gold panning trip iam here in kenai for 6-weeks. And if not can you give me info on person that will be willing to take on this task iam off on sundays

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    Wink i recommend you to

    go to crow pass in girdwood-

    check with the owner of alaska mining and diving, he is a wheel at the gpaa

    also here are some groups of authority

    http://www.goldprospectors.org/

    http://gpaakenaichapter.com/

    http://gpaakenaichapter.com/

    http://www.akmining.com/mine/recsites.htm

    http://www.akmining.com/mine/steve.htm

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    hooternanny--thankyou for the informative web sights. Very insightful and also some really good reading

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    Quote Originally Posted by luis rangel View Post
    Could you guild me on a gold panning trip iam here in kenai for 6-weeks. And if not can you give me info on person that will be willing to take on this task iam off on sundays
    Marshall probably knows the penninsula gold creeks as well as anyone, but it may be a bit early yet.
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    there is no more gold in AK the dern leprechauns stole it.



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    I find there is just enough to keep me lookin but never enough to really pay off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luis rangel View Post
    Could you guild me on a gold panning trip iam here in kenai for 6-weeks. And if not can you give me info on person that will be willing to take on this task iam off on sundays
    Sorry...just now saw your request, and it is already the end of May. Usually there is so much snow until about mid-May that you can't do much anyway, on most of the gold creeks on the KP.

    I would have recommended you drive down to Bertha Creek campground and get a campsite there. (about mid-way between Anchorage and Seward, on the Seward Highway) Then walk across the Seward Highway from the campground (upstream from the highway) about 200 yards or so, where you'll see where people have been digging in the ground. From the highway to 1/4 mile upstream is all designated recreational area where anyone can pan/sluice/dredge for gold. I've NEVER gone to Bertha Creek without finding at least a few decent little flakes and colors. I have recovered a few 1/4" nuggets off of bedrock there. Better on the north side rather than south side of stream, for some reason...

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