Alaska Gold Panning Map by Gold Maps Online ™
To view active gold mining claims in Alaska, Gold Maps Online™ Alaska Gold Panning Map can be accessed at www.goldmapsonline.com. They also provide maps for all other Western states. For a very nominal fee, these maps will greatly facilitate your hunt for land open for panning. Alaska is currently the only state that doesn’t include an abandoned claims map, but it’s coming soon.
When you first open the Gold Map Online™ Alaska gold map, you’ll get a satellite view of the state boundaries with yellow clusters representing concentrations of active gold claims. This view gives an accurate idea of where Alaska’s gold is being found.
If you zoom in about 20 miles south of Anchorage to a little town called Hope on the Kenai Peninsula, you can clearly see the active (yellow) gold mining claim boundaries throughout the area south to Moose Pass. Land status is unknown, so do some extra research. If it’s public you may find dozens of non-claimed gold panning sites. The mining claim boundaries shown are accurate to within feet of what you’ll discover at ground level.
Zoom in further still and you can click on any gold claim for ownership and other information about the claim. This information is to help those prospectors wanting to establish their own claims. Recreational gold panners should not try to contact claim holders, and always stay away from claimed property. Use the claims to guide you to where the action is but always respect the property rights of others.
Still looking at the Hope/Moose Pass area, turn on the Google Earth™ (a free download at overlay entitled Places of Interest. Now you can see campgrounds, hiking trails, hotels, gas stations and stores. You can zoom in further still to get a birds-eye view of roads, creeks and other points of interest. Using Google Earth™ satellite imagery, altitude and distance measuring tools will eliminate most topographic surprises. You’ll be amazed at how crisp the satellite imagery is and how much exploring and planning you can do from the comfort of your home.
WHERE TO PAN FOR GOLD