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Alaskan Gold Placers


The state of Alaska has a rich history of placer mining. Gold placers exist throughout the state and are presented here, catagorized by region and mining district.

Copper River Region

Chistochina district,     Nelchina district,    Nizina district,    Yakataga district,

Prince William Sound district

Kuskokwim River Region

This region consists of the mainland area which is drained by streams which flow into the Baird Inlet, Etolin Strait and Kuskokwim Bay.

The mining districts in this area include:

Aniak,  Bethel, Goodnews Bay and McGrath

Northwestern Alaska Region

Kiana district,     Noatak district,     Selawik district,     Shungnak district

Seward Peninsula Region

Council district,     Fairhaven district,     Kougarok district,     Nome district

Kenai Peninsula region

Homer district,     Hope district,     Seward district

Yukon River Region

Fairbanks district,      Iditarod district,     Fortymile district,     Ruby district



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