While my daughter and I are rockhounds and love to visit mines for gems and rocks, while driving through Bethel we didn't have the time or clothes/equipment to do it on this trip. The next best thing was stopping here to sluice a bucket of tailings from a local mine.
Ron (I hope I have his name right) was a great host showing us the sluicing ropes as well as interacting with us the entire time. He really knew his local mines and rocks and could tell us what mine he thought every rock we found was from. We found a lot of stuff including tourmaline in 3 colors, amethyst and quartz crystal ranging from small rocks to one the size of the palm of your hand.
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