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Old 11-03-2011, 04:15 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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this is an amazing turn of historical events in Alaska!
Centuries-old Chinese coin found deep in the Yukon: Alaska Newsreader | Alaska news at adn.com
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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Dang... and neat...

Next you will tell me there is gold in there... Oh wait...
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Very interesting article. Good find!
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:10 AM
 
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Which is why i take a metal detector with me on long treks in the wilderness be it fishing hunting or hiking
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Well for what it is worth, if the area was mined by a bunch of White guys, there is a good chance with a gold pan or metal detector you can find some color. (Been there, done that... White guy mining gold, well my dad, I was the kid dragging bags of dirt down from the mountain)

If the Chinese mined the area, you are wasting your time, they are very effective miners and they don't miss much! I don't think you can find a better bunch of miners than the Chinese during the Gold Rush era's in Alaska or anywhere!

When you are looking in the records to see where claims have been mined or not, if you find a Chinese name, just keep looking!
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:26 AM
 
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Well for what it is worth, if the area was mined by a bunch of White guys, there is a good chance with a gold pan or metal detector you can find some color. (Been there, done that... White guy mining gold, well my dad, I was the kid dragging bags of dirt down from the mountain)

If the Chinese mined the area, you are wasting your time, they are very effective miners and they don't miss much! I don't think you can find a better bunch of miners than the Chinese during the Gold Rush era's in Alaska or anywhere!

When you are looking in the records to see where claims have been mined or not, if you find a Chinese name, just keep looking!
They then used that gold to bail us out?! Oh nvm... im not going there
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