The US$100M Alaska placer mining sector
Favorable gold prices, reality TV and modern equipment spur resurgence in industry, according to AMA-commissioned report
Last updated 12/21/2014 at Noon
From the bold fortune hunters at the close of the 19th Century to the hopeful miners starring on 21st Century "reality" television programs, placer gold mining in Alaska conjures images of "Gold Rush." In truth, however, neither of these are accurate representations of the hard work and careful planning that lends to success at a contemporary placer gold mining operation in the Last Frontier....