Is there gold in Willow Creek?
The Willow Creek mining district, also known as the Independence Mine/Hatcher Pass district, is a gold-mining area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Underground hard-rock mining of gold from quartz veins accounts for most of the mineral wealth extracted from the Hatcher Pass area.
Can you pan for gold in BC rivers?
You can pan for gold in any stream in BC if you use only a shovel and a gold pan, and you are not on/in a claim/lease, park, private property, reserve or First Nations land. See Hand Panning for more information. They are in the Placer Mining in BC part of this website.
Where was the most gold found in BC?
Manson Creek and the Germansen River held the best gold deposits in the Omineca. Gold discoveries were also made on Blackjack Creek, Kildare Creek, Mosquito Creek, Slate Creek and Nugget Gulch.
Do all streams have gold?
Gold exists in extremely diluted concentrations in both freshwater and seawater, and is thus technically present in all rivers.
What rivers in BC have gold?
The Fraser River is where BC’s first gold rush started in the 1850s, and it continues to be important for everything from weekend gold panning to major placer mining. See the Fraser River page for more information. The Fraser River is the only river in BC in which machine-digging can be done on gravel bars.
Can you find gold in British Columbia?
The British Columbia Geological Survey’s MINFILE database lists over 3,380 occurrences for which gold is identified as the primary commodity. Remaining in-ground gold resources in the province are estimated at 280 million ounces.
Can I make a living panning for gold?
Yes you can but mining is like any other trade when you want to make money. You need to learn the trade in fact best be in the top 20% to have a good living. This is not college but some could be, mostly it is research and finding a good location and knowing how to develop and then extract gold from your mine.
Does black sand indicate gold?
Black sands (mostly iron) can be and usually is an indicator of gold, but not always. Rule of thumb is you will generally find black sand with gold, but not always gold with black sand. However if you are finding gold and getting black sands with it, it would be worthwhile to try some and see what happens.