GoldBottom Mine Tours


Useful Information

Location: Dawson City
Open: JUN to FREEZE-UP [2007]
Fee: Adults CAD 20, Children (12-15) CAD 10, Children (0-11) free, Family negotiate.
Add 6% gst tax.
[2007]
Classification:  Gold Mine
Light: n/a.
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Guided tours: GoldBottom Mine Tour: D=90min.
Klondike Gold Fields Mine Tour:
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Address: GoldBottom Mine Tours, Box 912, Dawson City, Yukon, Y0B 1G0, Tel: +1-867-993-5023, Fax: +1-867-993-6715. E-mail: contact
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:52:21 $

History

 
1898during the hey-days of the Klondike Gold Rush 5000 people lived at Gold Bottom.

Geology

The gold at the Yukon is found in placers, bags on the ground of rivers collected the heavy gold in form of dust or nuggets. The gold originates from the eroded mountains around. Rock gets eroded, but the resistant gold remains. This proced accumulates gold which may exist in the original vein in a very low amount. On the other side the placers are rather small and aboslutely unpredictable. This makes mining a sort of lottery.


Description

GoldBottom Mine Tours is a trip into the traditional goldfields of the Klondike, to the former town site of Gold Bottom. As typical for those placer gold fields, there is no underground tour. As it is a surface tour wear appropriate clothes depending on the weather. Tours include some gold panning, you keep the gold you find! There are two tours, the GoldBottom Mine Tour goes to the old miner town Gold Bottom. The Klondike Gold Fields Mine Tour expands this tour by the traditional goldfields Hunker Summit, King Solomon Dome, Ridge Road trail, and Upper Bonanza Creek. It shows the original Discovery Claim of George Carmacks. On the way back along Bonanza Creek the restored Dredge #4 is worth a visit.


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