Alaska has been home to many of the gold rushes of the 19th and 20th centuries. People came from all over the world to take a chance at making their fortune in the goldfields of Alaska and still do so today. Some are professional exploration geologists and gold prospectors while others are greenhorns learning the ropes of Alaska gold prospecting. No matter what level of experience you bring to the state you can have a wonderful time exploring for gold. You might be content to spend an afternoon panning for gold along the beaches of Nome, Alaska, or maybe you want to run a gold dredge along the forty-mile creek, you might even want to get your supplies and head into the wilds of Alaska to search for the newest gold strike. If you have already been bitten by the gold bug you can utilize these pages to help plan your Alaska prospecting trip, so you can spend most days working in color. Those new to gold prospecting can utilize the information here to get started on their new gold adventure in Alaska.
This is far from a complete list of places to buy or research the equipment and supplies you will need for your Alaska gold prospecting trip. There are numerous stores in the Anchorage and Fairbanks areas and we have not listed them here. What you will find here are the major suppliers for a given item. They will be able to direct you to a dealer in your area or allow you to purchase directly.