- 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
Learn how to pan for gold and hear why thousands of people hurried to the region to strike it rich during the Gold Rush of the late 1800s. Get the hang of it with help from your guide, and then try it yourself! You can either pan for gold in the creek or go in the waist-high water in the demonstration trough. During your search, you'll be surrounded by the building remnants of the Alaska-Juneau Mining Company, which closed in 1944 due to the WWII labor shortage.
End your day of gold mining with an appreciation of one of Alaska’s most important events, as well as all the gold you find and an Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate!
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.
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.