The Alaska Treasure Seekers Society
(This is from our friends at Alaska Mining and Diving Supply)
We are an organization dedicated to family outings in search of lost or discarded items from the past. We enjoy searching legally and with permission for coins, relics, and artifacts. Most of us use metal detectors in this endeavor, but it helps to have a “nose” for the past to make your outings more productive. If you are a person interested in poking around old mine tailings, gold-bearing creeks, city parks and school grounds for gold, coins, and jewelry, then this organization is for you.
Story about a spring hunt (from AMDS site)
More about us!
Our members are coin seekers, relic hunters and gold prospectors. Some are all the above!
We are located in Alaska, primarily in the Anchorage, Eagle River and Matanuska Valley areas, but welcome metal detecting enthusiasts from everywhere.
The club has regular meetings every month through the summer with the last meeting and elections at the big year end party. Meetings resume again in April. There are door prizes for members at the meetings, competition for “finds of the month” and occasional guest speakers.
The club hosts an Annual and Fall hunt open to everyone from anywhere. It is a lot of fun!
At the Annual hunt you use your metal detector to find coins and tokens to trade for prizes ranging anywhere from new hats to new metal detectors. The Annual Hunt is held at the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer, Alaska, in the horse arenas so there is good sand to bury coins and tokens and fairly easy hunting. We also have other events like X marks the spot to hone pinpointing skills, gold pan tossing and speed panning. 2018 will mark our 42nd annual hunt!
The Fall hunt is usually at a local park, involving woods and grass instead of sand. There are buried coins and tokens and/or a scavenger hunt where various items of trash are randomly awarded points. High points are awarded prizes. It is a way to encourage cleaning up the parks.
All hunts involve good food, a friendly atmosphere and children are welcome, but have to be at least 12 years of age to hunt unless special permission is granted.
The club has a buddy list for people looking for like-minded hunters to take to the field with. If you don’t want to hunt alone you can join the club and add your name to the list or find a buddy on it.
We are interested in getting you involved in the hobby of metal detecting or just having you join at our hunts. We can’t guarantee success in finding treasure, but we can offer you some good times and plenty of advice and friendship when you join us in this very rewarding hobby.
Source: Alaska Treasure Seekers
The Mineral Industry of Alaska Statistics and information on the non fuel mineral commodities produced in Alaska Minerals Yearbook Vol. II – Domestic The 2014 Alaska chapter containing text and data tables is available in PDF and XLS formats. Other years are available through the links below.Sources of information Alaska leads in zinc production in the U.S. and is a major producer of gold. It also produces gemstones, construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, lead, and silver. Metals contribute over 90% of the value of minerals mined in the State.Aggregates by State and End Use, 1971-2015 Statistical Summary Mineral Commodity Summarie sMineral Industry Surveys Minerals Yearbook Volume I — Metals and Minerals Mineral Yearbook Volume II – Alaska chapters
Source: The Mineral Industry of Alaska
We are the official nonprofit education and fundraising partner to Alaska’s National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, National Forests, and BLM Conservation Lands, creating and delivering exceptional education programs and products through our collaboration with public lands agencies. See what Alaska Geographic has to offer
Source: Alaska Geographic – Your connection to Alaska’s parks, forests, and refuges.
Welcome to AGS. The Alaska Geological Society is a not-for-profit organization of both professional geoscientists and general earth science enthusiasts. Our mission is to promote interest in, and understanding of, the geology of Alaska and to provide a forum and common organization for those interested in geology and related earth sciences.
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Welcome to Mat-Su Valley Alaska The views of Denali and unspoiled wilderness are grand, the lifestyle simple and there are no limits on adventure. Mat-Su, Alaska has it all! Convenient to both Anchorage and Denali National Park, easily reached by car or the Alaska Railroad, the Matanuska-Susitna Valley sprawls across 23,000 square miles of pure Alaska wilderness.
Towering mountains, huge glacier valleys, fish-filled rivers and lakes, abundant Alaska wildlife, glorious hiking country, scenic camping and quaint frontier communities – the Mat-Su is what Alaska visitors dream about.Order the free official Mat-Su Visitor Guide, check out the suggested Alaska itineraries and vacation packages, lodges, cabins, hotels/B&Bs, attractions and activities listed on this site within Vacation Fundamentals.Matanuska-Susitna Valley
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Alaska State Parks Independence Mine State Historical Park
Source: Independence Mine State Historical Park
MatSu Rock and Mineral Club
Welcome to our Rock Club
We invite you to join our monthly meetings in Palmer, Alaska and become a club member. Member Benefits: Meet other dedicated rock hounds to share good stories and good food; our meetings are potluck
Learn about rocks, gems, and minerals from others who have worked and collected in this field for many years
Learn best places to find specimens and get help identifying your specimens
See fantastic specimens brought in by our members to share and discuss
Join field trips to local collection spots.
Find your very own Alaskan rocks, minerals, and fossils
Source: Local Events – MatSu Rock and Mineral Club