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Join the Binkley family for a trip through Alaska's gold mining history at Gold Dredge 8. Enjoy a close up view of the Trans Alaska Pipeline and a presentation about it's construction and operation. Then take a seat aboard a replica of the...more
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Great place so fun it was a great experience to see how it was really done in the old days. We toured the place, and did some gold panning. To actually get to see the pipeline and how it works was amazing. Great trip don’t...More
This was a fun tour and we learned a great deal about dredging and panning for gold. A train transported us through a dredge site and a knowledgeable guide described all that was around us. Then we got to pan for gold. Of course, everyone...More
It was a spur of the moment stop that ended up being a highlight of our Fairbanks time. Totally unexpected. We got to tour a dredge that was built in our home state of Pennsylvania and shipped in pieces to Alaska for gold mining. And...More
Our visit took place during a steady rain. The train ride to the dredge included a mostly audible narrative that did give some insights into the gold mining processes at this location. Fortunaetely the gold panning tables were under cover and everybody got at least...More
Visited late August 2018. We had no idea what we were going to see and were very pleased with this tour. A great experience. Panned some gold, looked at the huge gold nugget, saw all all the tourist stuff and bought some stuff we didn't...More
This was interesting excursion. We got to see the Alaskan pipeline which was something to see. Then we rode a train to view a place where they used to pan for gold. We then panned for gold ourselves which was fun.
This is a very casual activity as you may get a little wet not soaked but a little. The staff explain the process of dredging for gold while you are on the small gauge railroad train from the parking lot to the dredging site.
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We went in July. I am not sure if it is open in September. I suggest that you email them for their schedule and cancellation policy. It was both informative, fun and touristy. We were skeptical about going, but I definitely... More
We went in July. I am not sure if it is open in September. I suggest that you email them for their schedule and cancellation policy. It was both informative, fun and touristy. We were skeptical about going, but I definitely recommend it.
U can purchase lockets with chains starting at $15-20 but they are not gold. The gold u get from dredging get are basically flakes not nuggets. Everyone is given a bag with pebbles , sand and hopefully gold . U go... More
U can purchase lockets with chains starting at $15-20 but they are not gold. The gold u get from dredging get are basically flakes not nuggets. Everyone is given a bag with pebbles , sand and hopefully gold . U go through a panning process which results in gold at bottom of pan. Average gold amounts $20-$38. U truly to my knowledge can't make jewelry from it but it's a fun time and experience .