Pan for gold and garnets. Pay dirt guaranteed and keep what you find. Following a short ride to the historic ruins of the Gastineau Mill, constructed in 1913, arrive at the conveyor tunnel. You will venture underground and proceed on a 350 foot boardwalk. Our experienced miner will explain hard rock mining and operate various pieces of equipment. Under a heated covered area you will learn why this mill was unique. Wander among the displays. See the only operating stamp mill in Alaska. Also see the first steam locomotive to come to Alaska. Visit the gift shop/museum and enjoy complimentary hot beverages. Our tour has been featured on Ocean Trek with Jeff Corwin, Dragonfly TV, Jack Hanna
and many local productions.