Google Map/Area Map OF NOME, ALASKA
You can Google to find our location. The GPS settings for our camp site is 64.34 70N. 165.22 61W The setting where the cabins will be built and will be the site for the Akau venture is 64.57.5N.163.40W. We will be building cabins on the Caribou Bill Claim near Nekula Gulch next to the Mattie Claim, which is supposedly the claim that Wyatt Earp named for his second wife. Caribou Bill claim, a hole nearly 90 feet deep (probably a sink hole or collapsed cavern) in limestone was filled with gravel containing coarse angular gold that did not appear to have been carried far. This material was fabulously rich; its gold content was probably worth about $1,000. per cubic yard ( gold at $20.67 per ounce). This claim was mostly shafted and over the years sloughed in. We reopened the pit and worked the claim from 2000 to 2004 increasing the pit to approximately 120 ft deep and 250 plus ft wide. There were giant boulders that were pulled, pushed, dragged and pushed from the pit. Many boulders were tethered and pushed by the Caterpillar Tractor and pulled by the John Deere Excavator. This is an interesting place for metal detecting, however the walls have become unstable and is not safe for anyone to enter the pit. All the Geologist that have come to Nome, Alaska, want to investigate the Caribou Bill Claim. It is an enigma even in modern day geology.
Map of Anvil Creek and surrounding Area: