Alaska is every prospector's dream, whether you want a real backcountry mining experience, or to pan gold with a beer and a stunning view. Here are 19 places you can find gold on your next vacation to Alaska, divided into five categories based on the experience you want!
The Nome Gold Rush was Alaska's one true gold rush. Like all major gold discoveries, it's a story of greed, violence, and a few very fortunate men. Unlike other gold rushes, Nome was a poor man's paradise. A loophole in the local laws and the unique geology meant EVERY MAN had the chance to find gold. It's still like that today.