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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

More miners opening claims to tourists

DNR has developed fact sheets for the practice of bringing in visitors for gold panning, metal detecting and suction dredging


Last updated 5/28/2006 at Noon

AS the price of gold hit a 26-year high of over $725 an ounce in mid-May, it wasn't only hard rock miners who were celebrating. Placer miners in Alaska are raring to go this season, and so are all kinds of people who have never attempted mining before in their lives. Recreational mining is rapidly expanding, and long-time placer miners are seeing the opportunity to open up their claims to touri...

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