detecting outside Dawson City

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Have an opportunity to detect tailings, hopefully bedrock also, of active placer mine this summer outside of Dawson City. Fine gold recovered from virgin ground processed in plants screening at 5/8" and 3/4". Anything bigger hopefully kicked out. Questions: Has anyone here detected up there? and from your experience our there nuggets and quartz/gold pieces being found in the tailings of these finer placer gold mines? Thanks!

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Very cool. I've detected up in the forty-mile district just "over the hill" in Alaska (big nuggets and fines) but never in Dawson. From a few folks I spoke with in Alaska there is still good gold to be found in near Dawson in the right areas. Good luck, it's beautiful country in the north. If you get bored just take the Top of the World Highway over to Jack Wade. Jack Wade has several miles of area open to the public for prospecting. Big gold still there for those who work hard and have a bit of luck ;) I saw a 5 pounder taken from less than a foot below the surface :)

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