Public Gold Mining Areas in Alaska
If you are coming to Alaska on a vacation, you probably will ask the question, “Where can I go look for GOLD while I visit?” I have compiled a list of places to accomplish that on this page. I will continue to add information here as I find time. Don’t hesitate to send me e-mail if you require more information. I may not be able to obtain it for you but probably can tell you where to get what you need. If there is information you would like to see here that I have not included, let me know.
“Koyukuk River, South Fork” is a prospect deposit site in Alaska, The United States. It is a deposit, not considered to be of world-class significance.1
Gold deposits are documented at “Koyukuk River, South Fork.” Gold is present at a grade sufficient to have a strong effect on the economics of an excavation project. It may even be viable as the only commodity mined.
At the time this deposit was surveyed, some surface trenching, adits, shafts, drill holes, geophysics, geochemistry, or geological mapping was conducted to estimate grade and tonnage of the deposit. A placer operation is at this site or proposed for it.
CENTRAL ALASKA NORTH & SOUTH FAIRBANKS, AK
Prospecting on private (patented) lands requires permission from the land owner prior to any such activities.
PLACER PETE SAN BERNARDINO, CA
Prospecting on private property requires the land owner’s permission.
Prospecting (other than panning) on National Forest lands may require a Notice of Intent or a formal Plan of Operation. Panning does NOT require a permit. Check with the District Ranger for specific regulations and guidelines.
HIS & HIS #1 & #2 BOISE, ID
The alteration of stream channels by using recreational mining equipment in a stream is regulated in Idaho by the Stream Channel Protection Act.
Recreational mining equipment can be any implement that is used to dig, scrape, dredge, or otherwise move stream bed materials from below the mean high watermark in search of minerals.