4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Enjoy a true Alaskan adventure as you pan and mine for gold along Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin, near Juneau! With your guide, learn how to pan for gold, and keep what you find when you’re done! Your guide, dressed in traditional 19th-century attire, will take you to a secluded location along Gold Creek, only accessible with a special permit, and show you what it was like during the Gold Rush for the thousands of gold-seekers who flocked to the region. You have the choice to pan in the creek or enter the water in the demonstration trough – either way, you’re guaranteed to find gold!

Highlights

  • 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

Alaskan Gold Discovery: Gold Mining and Panning at Gold Creek from Juneau

Gold Panning in Gold Creek

Start your unforgettable Alaskan experience with a historical tour of Alaska's capital city -- Juneau. From Juneau, head with your guide to Gold Creek and the adjacent Last Chance Basin Mine – the place where Joe Juneau and Richard Harris struck gold in 1880.

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!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

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!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

We had a very good time gold panning. Wish we could have found more gold. Our guide was very good and we enjoyed him.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

Great tour guide. He actually born and raised in Alaska!

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2013

If you get a very active guide, makes it more fun.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2012

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.

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