Gold Mining


Prospector John Dubriel and his dog. Alaska Shop
     Although most gold-seekers never made it to the gold fields, those who did needed a crash course in gold mining. Where would they learn? What kind of people survived the hazards of travel and became miners? Could you get rich from gold mining without actually traveling to a gold field?

Let's explore what it was like to actually mine for gold during the Alaska gold rush era (1880-1914). We will piece together stories from a variety of historic primary sources.

Overview I How do I get the gold? I What was a gold miner like?
Is that legal?

Homepage I Alaska's Gold Lode I The Discovery of Gold I Traveling to the Gold Fields
Gold Mining I Daily Life Our Legacy I The Edgren Saga I Gold Rush Stories
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Alaska's Gold was developed through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission by the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, the Alaska Dept. of Education and Early Development.  1999.  All rights reserved.   Alaska Gold Themes written by Cristine Crooks, Alaska Consultants in Education.  Alaska's Gold Themes website developed by WEBDesign.