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Very nice gold nugget jewelry Bob...and it would look good around anyone's  neck.

I did the same thing and had one made for my dad.  He is the guy who got me started into metal detecting in the early 70's.

Here is one of my Ganes Creek, AK finds.

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Gerry, I like the way you took that photo against the sky. Thanks everyone and thanks Steve for your photos and story. Like you said "good old days"

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Ok.. gotta throw mine in too... this is from Steve Herschbach, Jeff Reed and myself.  I think this was our first trip in there(?)  Maybe you'd remember Steve.

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Hey Brian, that Memorial Day weekend in 2001 was when the whole idea of Ganes Creek as a pay-to-mine operation really got off the ground. I had an almost embarrassing run of luck that weekend! :smile:

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26 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

 I had an almost embarrassing run of luck that weekend! :smile:


 

Tell me about it.. I remember! :wacko::laugh:

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59 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

I had an almost embarrassing run of luck that weekend! :smile:

Come on Steve.....you make your own "luck".:biggrin: And that "luck" is well deserved, & earned.👍 

Best of luck out there

JW :smile:

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I read Steve's story....Thats just ridiculous...low mineralized ground..... gold everywhere...even potato sized gold :biggrin:...what a great experience. Maybe some day they will open it back up?  but since all you fellas did so well maybe the owners did the math and closed it to the public because of that? 

strick 

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Ganes Creek ran for ten years as a pay-to-mine operation - there are several more Ganes Creek stories on the website about the place. Over 1000 ounces of gold nuggets and specimens found by visitors in that ten years including several nuggets weighing over a pound! Our visit got the ball rolling and so was the start rather than the end.

The scale of Ganes Creek commercial operations made the pay-to-mine pale by comparison. The last thing they were worried about was visitors finding too much gold. Just the opposite - when it got down to where people were having to work too hard for “too little gold” then the place got shut down. I don’t expect it will reopen to the public though commercial operations continue to this day. Between Ganes Creek and my own Moore Creek operation a “golden age” of nugget detecting was possible for visitors to Alaska. Opportunities still exist but nothing even close to what those two operations produced.

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On 3/29/2019 at 2:11 PM, fredmason said:

Very Pretty...

I wish I had gone to Ganes Creek but by the time I decided to go it was to late...

That is what happens when you think too much!

fred

Or not think at all....:biggrin: Procrastination is the thief of time. Hesitate....& you have lost. etc....etc....:rolleyes:

Good luck out there

JW:smile: 

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I miss going to Ganes cr. They had it all going for them, with the great people and super gold hunting. The Ganes crew was top notch. The provided good lodging, food, and dug many yards of gold bearing dirt for us with the large Cats. I sure miss going up there.

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