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Gold Rush: Alaska

Premieres Friday, December 3 2010 at 10PM ET/PT Follows six men who, in the face of an economic meltdown, risk everything – their families, their dignity, and in some cases, their lives – to strike it rich mining for gold in the wilds of Alaska. Inspired by his father Jack, Todd Hoffman of Sandy, Oregon, […]

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Alaska Gold Mining Bibliography

Today I’m posting a 1997 bibliography from the US Bureau of Mines that lists all of the reports, maps, and surveys that the BM had on Alaska mining.  I guess this is about the time that the Bureau of Mines was being shut down by Bill Clinton and most of the functions merged into the BLM.  I’m not sure […]

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True North Gold

True North is, not surprisingly, a region of Alaska that has produced an enormous amount of gold since 1912.  It took me a time to figure out just where it was, because this docuemnt, which seems to have been prepared for the Alaska Department of Transportation is apparently missing a few pages.  Most of it is not […]

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The Bible of Gold Prospecting In Alaska

If you are thinking about going north to Alaska to go gold prospecting this is the blog post for you: Significant Metalliferous Lode Deposits and Placer Districts of Alaska by the US Geological Survey.  This is pretty much the bible of Alaska gold prospecting. It has 110 pages of information about the various sites and […]

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