Prospecting in Alaska

Learn to prospect for gold and dig for gems and fossils in Alaska.



Prospecting in Tombstone

Tombstone mines produced $40 to $85 million in silver bullion between 1877 to 1890.



Custom Adventures

Learn about the creating a custom adventure panning and paddling in Alaska.


My Journey

Read about Prospector Johng's adventures via his blog.



Learn from Prospector John about Gold Prospecting and wilderness excursions.  Explore with Prospector John as he journeys through the back country of Alaska to prospect for gold and enjoy the wilderness. 

Prospector John is located at mile 48 Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing in Alaska, but through this website you can purchase paydirts and raw gold bearing gravels full of gemstones and fossils and have them shipped directly to your door.  These items make wonderful gifts  for birthdays or Christmas.  These make the perfect custom gift for that person who has everything.  

Prospector John's Back Country Prospecting is the only wild stream gold panning and scenic raft trip combination permitted by the United States Forest Service and offered in Alaska.  This is truly a one of a kind Alaska experience.  Your adventure begins with Prospector John's staff  instructing you on the proper use of the prospecting equipment you will be using on your excursion:  the sluice box, the gold pan and the classifier.   Fitting you with hip high rubber boots and wet weather gear, as well as a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device is a requirement.  Your experienced and licensed rafting guide will board you on the raft to coast through the scenic Kenai Mountains begins for approximately one hour, followed by an approximate 1/2 mile hike through the wilderness with your prospector to reach the remote stream waiting for your prospecting to begin.  
Prospector John also offers Custom Adventure Tours Tell him about your dreams and what you would like to do in Alaska or Gold Prospecting and he will find a way to make that dream come true.




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