Gold Rush — “There’s gold in them thar hills!” That statement couldn’t be more true in our #TBT photo for today. In this photo, taken on Sept 11, 1911, we see a prospector standing next to a gold-bearing quartz vein on the property of the Seward Bonanza Gold Mines Co., near mile 20 of the Alaska Northern Railway (Tustumena district, Cook Inlet region). If you’re up for it and you think you have what it takes, perhaps you can do your own Alaska gold panning: http://on.doi.gov/BLMGoldPanning. #USGS #science #geology #gold #Alaska #minerals #ThrowBackThursday #mining #BLM by usgs
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