Gold at Fortymile Creek: Early Days in the Yukon, Gold at Fortymile Creek tells the story of the search for gold in the Yukon before the great Klondike gold rush Michael Gates writes about the life and times of the early pioneers, who suffered unimaginable hardships in search of the big strike It is a story about survival and adversity, life and death, good times and bad on one of the harshest, most formidable frontiers in the worldThe ,Fortymile River, The Fortymile River is a 60-mile (97 km) tributary of the Yukon River in the US state of Alaska and the Canadian territory of Yukon Beginning at the confluence of its north and south forks in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, the Fortymile flows generally northeast into Canada to meet the larger river 32 miles (51 km) southeast of Eagle, AlaskaWho Discovered the Klondike Gold?, The Klondike discovery could have come many years before 16 August 1896, the day George Carmack's party found coarse gold in the gravels of Rabbit Creek For more than twenty years, restless men advancing from northern British Columbia and the lower Yukon River area had been testing the creeks of Yukon and Alaska for placer goldYukon River Region, Discoveries in the 1880's along the boundary between Alaska and Canada in the Fortymile River area were developed rapidly, and by 1893 more than 300 men were working the gravels Birch Creek in the Circle district next attracted attention and it soon rivaled the Fortymile district13, The Fortymile is one of the oldest placer districts in Alaska Gold was discovered in the Yukon Territory near the mouth of the Fortymile River in 1886 and in Alaska on Franklin Creek in 1887 In 1888, commercial gold placers were found in many other places of the Fortymile River ,.
Howard Franklin, In the latter part of the 1886 season, Franklin made an important discovery According to Alfred H Brooks (1953): "Franklin went up the Fortymile River, where on September 7th, 1886, he found coarse placer gold in the river bars 25 miles from the mouth and a little later on Franklin Creek, a tributary of the main river"History of Klondike and Nome Gold Rush Events, Nov 22, 2018· A smattering of prospectors, including Ed Schieffelin, the discoverer of silver at Tombstone, in Arizona Territory, reconnoitered the area of the Fortymile River in the 1880s and discovered enough gold to develop a small town known as Fortymile City The only consequence of this prospecting activity was the opening of new trails through the areaDennison Fork Prospect, Fortymile Mining District ,, Dennison Fork Prospect, Fortymile Mining District, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, USA : Location: Dennison Fork is a tributary of the South Fork of the Fortymile River; its mouth is about 16 miles south-southeast of Chicken Prospecting and drilling took place near the confluence of ,Placer Gold Mining Property for Sale, 2 River Terrace Gravels: We hold 279 claims on the main stem of the Fortymile River The location of the claims is shown on Map 3 - Claim Sheet 116C-7 These claims cover the majority of the minable gravels fronting the river The terrace gravel reserves are contained in the ground adjacent to and above the high water marks of the river banksThe Fortymile River: Wilderness Gold | Freelock's Adventures, Ever since, prospectors have scoured the river bed and the benches alongside, extracting enough gold to make a living, but rarely a fortune In 1980, Congress added the 392 miles of the Fortymile river and its tributaries to the National Wild and Scenic river system.
Metal Detecting for Gold in the Fortymile, Alaska, May 14, 2018· The Fortymile area is named after the main river in the area, the Fortymile River The Fortymile district is really just the US side of the famous Klondike goldfields of Canada It is one of the earliest areas to see mining activity in Alaska, with gold rushes in the 1880'sHistory of Placer Mining on the Fortymile River, Gold was first discovered on the Fortymile River in 1886 in the vicinity of the Yukon-Alaska border The discovery of gold on the Fortymile River led to the first major Yukon gold rush In 1887, 115 miners were at work using picks shovels and rockers; using these hand tools they extracted more than 14,000 ounces of placer gold in that yearKlondike Gold Rush, Back to The Klondike Gold Rush By 1896, nearly a decade had passed since the gold rush of Fortymile River (one of the many tributaries of the Yukon River) In the space of that decade, prospectors from all walks of life had flocked to the Yukon to try their luck on the Fortymile and the creeks surrounding itFortymile River, Alaska, Fortymile River The Fortymile River is a clear water stream whose six main forks and their tributaries flow out of the Yukon-Tanana Uplands east of the Mertie Mountains and north of the Tanana State Forest It is a major tributary of the Yukon River , The 1886 discovery of gold on Franklin's Bar on the Fortymile River touched off interior ,Yukon, Approximately 150 miles farther down the river from the Eagle District lay the town of Circle, the jumpin-off point to the Circle district The first discoveries along the upper Yukon were made in the mid-1880s and production began in tributaries along the Fortymile River.
MINING HISTORY IN AK | AMA, 1892 | A discovery on Birch Creek opens the Circle Mining District and produces over 1 million ounces of gold 1893 | Gold discoveries near Hope, Rampart, and Circle focused new attention on the Yukon River drainage as a place to prospect The Panic of 1893 plunges the US into economic depressionFloater Dredging for Placer Gold on the Fortymile River ,, cost effective placer gold miningFortvmile River, Fortvmile Resource Area, the south bank of the Fortymile River It sits on a clay bank one hundred and twenty five feet from the river and is subject to occasional flooding during extremely high water The area immediately surrounding the roadhouse is an open bench with vegetation consisting mainly of grass and forbs wnth few shrubsFranklin, Alaska: A town that once was | The Eagle ,, Aug 27, 2018· Floating down the Fortymile River, we saw a cut in the green hills that hinted of a creek My canoeing partner and neighbor, Ian Carlson, 13, wanted to see a ghost townDeschutes River, Oregon, The river, having carved a canyon nearly 2,000 feet deep in many locations out of rugged Columbia River basalt flows, provides a dramatic and diverse landscape The clear water of the river framed by the green riparian vegetative fringe creates a stark contrast to the often barren and broken reddish and brown cliffs and hillsides of the canyon.
National Park Service: Golden Places: The History of ,, Strike in Fortymile Region In the mid-1880s prospectors of the interior made their first major gold discovery The Fortymile River's headwaters lie within Canada, but the river's southerly course crosses the Alaska border before arcing northwards again to flow back to CanadaUSGS Links for HUC 19040104, USGS National Water Census Water Budget Data Resources for the Fortymile River - HUC 19040104 (Turn off compatibility view settings in IE if having problems viewing this site) EPA - Watershed Assessment, Tracking and Environmental Results (WATERS) for the Fortymile River - HUC 19040104Fortymile River | ALASKAORG, Just past Clinton Creek is the old town of Fortymile at the confluence with the Yukon River From here it is another 50 miles of big river with lots of boat traffic to visit with The take out at Eagle is on river left so stay left well above it in order to get across the strong current to the take outNugget Gulch Placer In Southeast Fairbanks, Alaska | The ,, not usgs mf-393, loc 63 deposit at mouth of nugget gulch where creek crosses high bench of fortymile river land status value calculated 6-94 using gis overlay analysis with blm 1:2, 500, 000 scale ownership status map (1991)National Park Service: Golden Places: The History of ,, First major gold strike in interior made on Fortymile River Several hundred stampeders cross the Chilkoot Pass 1892: Birch Creek discovery which leads to founding of Circle City on the Yukon River 1893: Other interior placer gold strikes on the Yukon River near Circle and Rampart and in the Koyukuk River region 1894.
Fortymile River, comment: usgs crib a000989 usgs crib d002691 discovery bar at confluence of discovery cr and fortymile river is reported to have yielded $80,000 the bar opposite smith (davis) cr reportedly produced approx $500,000 in the early mining days (1887-1909)(b375)Fortymile River Placer In Southeast Fairbanks, Alaska ,, usgs crib a000989 usgs crib d002691 discovery bar at confluence of discovery creek and fortymile river is reported to have yielded $80, 000 the bar opposite smith (davis) creek reportedly produced approx $500, 000 in the early mining days (1887-1909) (b375)Fortymile River | ALASKAORG, A major tributary of the Yukon River, the Fortymile is a clear water stream that has 6 main forks flowing east of the Mertie Mountains and north of the Tanana State Forest area, out of the Yukon-Tanana Uplands, not far south of the Arctic CircleAlfred Henry Mayo, Following Howard Franklin's discovery of coarse placer gold in the Fortymile River basin of east-central Alaska near the Alaska-Yukon border, Mayo, Harper and McQuesten established a trading post at Fortymile on the Yukon River in 1888 After trading there for several years, Mayo moved back downriver to Tanana in 1894, and then back upriver in ,Twin Creek Mine, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, USA, Powers (1935) reported a good showing was made on benches on the Fortymile River near Twin Creek Workings: Ellsworth and Davenport (1913) reported that very little progress was made on Twin Creek in 1912 Powers (1935) reported a good showing was made on benches on the Fortymile River (see EA071) near Twin Creek Age: Quaternary.