Note, some of this information is out of date. Please check with GPAA for latest status of these claims.
These are just a few of the mining claims owned by clubs in Alaska. Access is normally restricted to members only, but you can always join if it is something you want to do during your prospecting trip to Alaska. These claims can be worked with gold pans, sluice boxes, dredges, and placer wash plants. The larger scale operations will require people to work together with the group dividing the gold up at the end of the trip. When you prospect on your own on these Alaska gold claims, you will get to keep whatever you find.
Cripple Creek – Near Nome, Alaska. Members are allowed access the the gold bearing gravels of Cripple Creek and can take part the larger scale operation where they can share in the proceeds for their time at the camp. The club provides food, shelter, transportation, mining equipment, and the expertise to bring home gold. Mining the beach and inland gravel benches is very popular with many of the guys and gals on Alaska Expeditions. Over the years we have developed highly specialized sluice boxes, recovery equipment and classes for training those with little or no experience to recover gold from the beach sands right in front of our Cripple River Camp as well as from bench gravels up the stream. Normally visitors will also have the chance to prospect and mine the famous Gold beaches of Nome.
Deadwood Creek – Near the town of Central, Alaska (north of Fairbanks) GPAA has 13,000 feet of access claimed along the creek and there and surely enough room with good gold for several people. Several small cabins are available for use by members when working the area. The roads are passable even with motor home or trailer, but major supplies are 170 miles away.
Mills Creek – On the Kenai Peninsula – abut 1.5 hours south of Anchorage. The local heavy snowfall and high-elevation typically keep prospectors out until the first part of June. Mining operations can normally continue until snow and freezing temperatures shut everything down in mid-October. The GPAA mining claims are at the mouth of Mills Creek where it joins Canyon Creek. No facilities exist at the Mills Creek claim block. Camping is available in the immediate area and supplies and lodging can be secured in Cooper Landing or Girdwood.