Tours and excursions can be booked for large groups as well as small groups, or even just an individual.
Off season we can sometimes run private tours.
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This tour starts with a mild paced walking history thru the oldest buildings in the Anchorage municipality. While wandering through the Mining Camp you gain a sense of what life was like during the height of the Gold Rush Era. Upon arrival at the creek all guests will receive hands on Gold Panning lessons to ensure that everyone is comfortable with their technique. After everyone is up to speed on their panning methods we introduce the group to basic prospecting methods as well as a brief introduction to what we call “Recreational Gold Mining”. Anyone can participate in helping us set up and run material through our sluice boxes. Learning how to operate a sluice box is the first step in becoming a successful miner. The Sluice Box also greatly increase our take of gold on the day when compared to just panning.
Our Mining Excursions provide guests an opportunity to head out with one of our experienced Gold Miners for half day and full day experiences. Guests keep all of the gold found on the day!
The Gold Miner Excursion is for those of you whom are looking for a bit more adventure on the day, and a bit more Gold in your pocket. All of our tours include the history walk and the basics of gold panning, the difference here is that we focus more on the gold intake on the day by using a High-Banker instead of a sluice box. This greatly increases our ability to wash gravel and thus process more gold bearing material during our time together. Keep your fingers crossed, you just never know what we'll find!