- Gold mining and panning tour to Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin from Juneau
- Keep all the gold you find!
- Start your adventure with a tour of Juneau and the Alaska State Capitol building
- Receive an Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate for the gold you find
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
What You Can Expect
After hotel pickup, enjoy a historical tour of Juneau before continuing to Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin, where Joe Juneau and Richard Harris hit the jackpot in 1880. Get a kick out of your guide, dressed in traditional 19th-century garb, who provides fascinating commentary on the Gold Rush.
Follow your guide to a secluded section along Gold Creek, which requires a special visiting permit. Learn how to pan for gold — you can do so either in the creek or enter waist-high water in the demonstration trough. As you search for the shiny precious metal, take note of the surrounding building remnants of the Alaska-Juneau Mining Company, which closed in 1944 due to the WWII labor shortage.
With all the gold you can find in your hands, take home an Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Juneau hotel.
So much fun in the pouring rain. It was fabulous panning for gold and catching the fever. We laughed and thought tour guide was fun. We'd do it again.
I lived in Juneau for 14 years in the 50s. I never really knew how to pan for gold until your tour. It piqued my interest so I went to the City of Juneau Museum and pursued the subject, learning that creeks were quickly, ten or so years, cleared of gold, which led to the greater mining industry. My dad and some of his friends used to golf on the tailings of the A-J Mine. They called it their million dollar golf course.
Loved panning for gold and Eric had fun stories and advice. Would recommend this to others. Thanks for the fun adventure! Finding gold in the bottom of my pan was exactly as discribed...says my husband!
We had a very good time gold panning. Wish we could have found more gold. Our guide was very good and we enjoyed him.
Great tour guide. He actually born and raised in Alaska!
If you get a very active guide, makes it more fun.
Guide was good but it was very hurried and not enough time and cost too much for what we got
Juneau was a little disappointing. The town is smaller and not as interesting as the other towns. Our guide for the gold mining was 20 minutes late cutting our 90 minute tour short. The gold panning and site were fun and we were able to come home with a few gold flecks, but I wished the time there was longer.