Welcome to GoldFever Prospecting located on the South Fork of the Fortymile river near historical Chicken Alaska. We are a family run operation committed to giving you the greatest backcountry gold prospecting trip you will ever have, definitely an adventure of a lifetime! GoldFever prospecting has been mining the gravels of the Fortymile and surrounding areas for almost two decades now, so come along and let us put you in the gold you wont regret it!
This once in a Lifetime Mining Adventure is being offered for the 10th year in a row to those of you who have always dreamed of mining, prospecting, fishing and exploring the Alaskan wilderness and finding some REAL GOLD. If you have never been to Alaska, you will be amazed by the almost twenty-four hours of daylight.
Just imagine, finding gold all day, standing on the banks of the South Fork catching trophy sized Arctic Graylings until your heart is content, hiking in the back streams doing a little sniping or just hanging around the campfire enjoying some of the stories of years gone by. You never know, Mr. Dean Race himself (founder of GFP and veteran Fortymile mining district gold miner) may stop by as he is still mining in the area and has a lot of great stories to go around the campfire!
Goldfever will have a 2-hour training session on the first two days of your trip with ongoing instruction and assistance throughout your stay. We will instruct you on dredging, high banking, fine gold recovery, sniping and the history of the Fortymile Mining District.
We currently have 4-inch, 6-inch and 8-inch dredges on the river, high bankers, sluice boxes of all sizes, concentrators, gold wheels and a full line of keene cleanup equipment. With our all Inclusive packages you will have the option to run whichever dredge or highbanker you feel comfortable operating up to the 6-inch and will be instructed on the same. Two members will be teamed up on each of the dredges, the 8-inch is reserved for experienced miners and is part of a separate package (these dredges will suck your arm off). All gold produced from the dredges will be split equally and fairly among the members running that equipment. ALL GOLD FOUND IS YOURS TO KEEP!