"A BRIEF HISTORY"
Crow Creek Mine provides a unique opportunity to relive the Historic Gold Rush of Alaska. Established in 1896, Crow Creek Mine, is one of Alaska's most renowned hydraulic gold mining operation. With estimated production rate of 700 ounces per month in the day, this makes Crow Creek Mine one of the largest producing placer gold deposit in the state of Alaska. Overtime greater awareness of water quality issues created stricter federal regulations resulting in the closure of hydraulic mining operations across the country. The hard work and struggles of working in such an isolated location is apparent, well preserved, and maintained at our historic mining camp. The Toohey family took over ownership and management of the property in 1969 from the original mine manager Arne Erickson. Since then, the family has worked hard to preserve the rich history and create a truly authentic experience for visitors. Crow Creek Mine offers a unique blend of historical buildings, antiques, rare mining equipment, beautiful gardens, amazing mountain scenery, hiking trails (including the Historic Iditarod Trail), and access to explore and prospect on the mines’ original claims. Our property is still producing Gold to this very day, and offers a great experience for families, as well as those more experienced and serious about Gold Prospecting. With a little bit of work, as well as some luck, you might find yourself coming down with a severe case of “gold fever”.