Tom & Marilyn Goodman from Wisconsin sluiced for the day, they went home with enough gold to make a necklace & some left over.
Bonnie Clark sluicing at Akau. Took home some nice nuggets & fine gold.
Bruce Whetstone with a half oz. nugget.
Half oz nugget found by Bruce Whetsome
Dear Augie & Betty
Our visit to Nome was a long awaited adventure. We wanted to especially thank you for our memorable experience at Akau gold. I don’t think we really expected to find gold & a nugget at that! So that was special. When our friends & relatives found out we were going to Nome, Alaska to mine, detect for gold, most thought we were chasing a rainbow. But, were quite impressed by the nugget. We just wanted to let you know we appreciated your hospitality & would love to return in the future. Thank you again, Whetshones
Tom Kunkler took home a fair share of nuggets from his trip to Akau.
Hi Betty & Augie, Coming back home is somewhat overwhelming with so much to catch up on but life is good and I will have many very fond memories of my stay at your camp. You made me feel very comfortable and you even made me feel part of your family and friends. I realized that I was making my wife jealous because I was constantly talking about my experiences and conversations with you guys so I have backed off. So I am now I should start writing to get it out of my system.
Even though my take in gold was less than my other three friends, I am very happy with all that I found. I will do better the next time. It was a lot of work and sometimes I had to tolerate some bone chilling weather but that was to be expected.
I do plan on coming back next spring. I need to have a conversation with my wife about just which weeks would work best for us. Hopefully I will know soon so I can plan ahead. I do have one question regarding the time to come, is the first week of June too early? I don’t know when the ground thaws in your area.
I am sending the rest of my info for the Golden Sense detector. I hope you are getting familiar with it by now. Just remember that it is very sensitive to electronic devices and motors so if it gets very busy with little noises, you are probably picking up some interference. Also, if you put the coil down in an area like your drive way, you will pick up every little bit of metal and it won’t be able to distinguish any one particular target. You need to be away from excessive trash. Also, you need to wear a vest or jacket or harness that has a loop a little below your shoulder and hook the bungee cord to it. Adjust it so that the coil is just above the ground. That will keep the weight off of your arms. If you go online, you may find a harness that is already designed for heavy coils.
I will also send you my photos and videos although they may not be of great quality because they were taken with my iPhone.
Keep in touch; I would love to hear frequent updates of the finds being made.
As soon as I can find the time I will do some writing and send a mass blast email to many people. It should kick up a lot of interest. If they don’t go directly to you, I will use my dividing rods to guide them to youJ
One last thing, I need your mailing address to send the stuff.
See photo attached.
Hope you have a great season,
Ken & Joe sluicing at Akau
Ken found several nuggets on the 2nd. day at AKAU
Ken Pitcher’s find after cleaning
Joe Fortunata from Colorado found a 4.47oz. nugget at Akau in July 2012
Joe Fortunato struck it rich at Akaugold this summer
Three young men catch the gold bug.