Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Pipe Line and Gold Mining

Before heading gold mining we went and checked out the pipeline.

The kids enjoyed hearing all about it and seeing the replica about how it works.  They also enjoyed playing on it.

We then went gold mining.  We all enjoyed taking the train and hearing the mining history of Alaska and seeing all of the equipment and how it works.

We then got to try our hand at mining for gold the old fashioned way. 

Our family ended up with $75 dollars worth of gold flakes.  Pretty good for 15 min of work!

We got to hold a box that used to store the gold and hold a huge gold nugget.  I don't remember how much it was worth but it was a lot.

Playing on the equipment.
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