During our stay in Fairbanks we visited the Eldorado Gold Mine attraction.
We boarded a cute train. The conductor entertained us on the way up with stories and songs.
At the top of the hill we had a demonstration of sluice gold mining and how to pan for gold.
This is sluice mining where the lighter weighted rocks are carried away and the heavy gold will remain. This photo is fuzzy because of the rushing water coming down the sluice.
A young feller shows us how to pan for gold.
And there is the gold remaining at the bottom of his pan.
Of course, we got to try panning for gold. The gold I found is in the little container I am holding...just a few tiny flecks were worth $8.
So what do you do with this gold? You didn't think we would get away without spending more money did you?
The gift shop will weigh your gold and put it into a locket on a gold chain. So, of course, we had to combine my hubby's gold ($14) with mine ($8) and put it into a locket for me.
This was a fun experience and I recommend it for anyone traveling in the Fairbanks area.
Sandy at Teacup Lane