Gold Prospecting

We’re dipping into the Outdoor Explorer archives for this show. The sun is out and for a sliver of Alaskans, the gold boom is back on.

It’s a fair bet that the stampeders who flowed north during the Klondike Gold Rush never thought of mining as recreational, but the hunt for gold is something people do for fun, as well as profit. We’ll find out how and why modern recreational miners persist in sifting Alaska’s streams with pans and other obsolete equipment, going after glittering flakes of gold, and hoping for something much richer. It’s a hobby that gets them outdoors, and it’s a treasure hunt.

This show first aired September 2013. And during the midbreak, we’ll hear from an old episode of “AK” that aired in 2008. The show was about gold mining, and Outdoor Explorer host and APRN reporter Annie Feidt introduces us to Steve Herschbach of Alaska Mining and Diving Supply in Anchorage.

HOST: Charles Wohlforth


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BROADCAST: Thursday, June 26, 2013. 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, June 26, 2013. 9:00 – 10:00 pm AKDT

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