- Phone: 760-500-1329 OR 760-855-2855
- Web site: http://akaugold.com/
- Length of Vacation: 1 day to week long
- Cost: $150 – $3,000; depending on package
- Open: June 15 – September 15
- Type of Prospecting: Gold; Panning, hi-banking, metal detector
- Equipment: Provided or Bring your own for high banking
- Instruction: Provided
- Lodging: Included in overnight stays
- Meals: Depending on the package
From their web site:
Augie Krutzsch of Akau Gold mined in Alaska for approximately 20 years under the name of Krutzsch Mining. His passion is to provide a rare opportunity during our modern era so visitors may appreciate both the beauty of the Alaskan landscape and tundra, to enjoy the environment and give guests a glimpse into a historic time of American history. Through decades of extreme Alaskan climate, the remnants of the early gold rush days are still present. Whether you are visiting to prospect for gold, take advantage of the world-class fishing grounds, ecology touring, hiking, or relaxing, Akau Gold and Resort is determined to accommodate guests and provide a once in a lifetime experience. We look forward to meeting you.
Akau is located next to Anvil Creek Alaska. Anvil Creek is the site of gold discovered in the summer of 1898, by Alaska gold prospectors named the ”Three Lucky Swedes”: Norwegian-American Jafet Lindeberg, and two naturalized American citizens of Swedish birth, Erik Lindblom and John Brynteson. The discovery of gold in 1898 led to the development of the Nome Mining District. Over 3 million ounces of gold have been recovered from the Nome Mining District since the 1898 gold discovery. The topography of the area consists mainly of Alaskan tundra where tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. The optimal months for visitors begins June 1st through Labor Day Weekend in September. Temperatures peak in mid/late July, with a July average of 52.6 °F (11.4 °C). Daytime temperatures average below freezing starting in mid-October.