, No. 6 above Discovery on historic
Bonanza Creek, is maintained by the Klondike
Visitors Association for visitors to experience
the thrill of discovering gold using original
hand mining tools
such as pick-axe, hand shovel and gold pan.
claim was first staked by F. Ladouceur
in October, 1896, not long after George Carmack
made his famous discovery about a half mile
downstream. Since then it has been worked by
a variety of miners and mining companies, including
Dredge No. 8 of the Yukon Consolidated Gold
The KVA now owns the claim and visitors are welcome to pan for free and keep
any gold that they find. Panning is restricted to hand tools only. Bring your
own gold pan or rent from several locations in Dawson City.
free claim is located approximately 9 miles/14
km up Bonanza Creek Road. Turn off the Klondike
Highway and follow Bonanza Creek Road past
Dredge No. 4 and the historic Discovery Claim.
Watch for the signs on the left hand side of
the road. GOOD LUCK!