YOUR ADVENTURE BEGINS!

ALASKA’S NEWEST HISTORIC MINING ADVENTURE AND VISITOR DESTINATION

Duffy’s is located on the first highway in Alaska

Pay Dirt and Gold Panning at Duffy’s for as little as $10; Gold Mining Adventures starting at $50 a day: you may use pans, pick and shovel like the old timers used or 4x4 ATV and Modern Detectors and Dredges

YOUR ADVENTURES START at DUFFY’S by ATV through 5 miles of scenic Alaska Wilderness by The Trail - a historic route in Alaska used since The Beginning of Time by Alaska Native People and the Russians, the Miners in the Alaska Gold Rush and the Army in WWII - The Trail takes you to our PORCUPINE CREEK Gold Mining Area in the ALASKA RANGE!

MINE FOR GOLD IN 2016 AND KEEP ALL THE GOLD YOU RECOVER


Mine for one day

or all summer



CHOOSE ONE, TWO, THREE DAY OR WEEKLY GOLD MINING ADVENTURES! If you want an Adventure use the “Add to Cart” below for any size pay dirt and get One Day Free*

PROSPECTING ON

THE PORCUPINE

Duffy’s Roadhouse and Porcupine Creek are: 266 miles from Anchorage; 267 miles from Fairbanks; 82 miles from Glennallen; 63 miles from Tok; and, 4 miles from Slana Post Office. Slana and the Slana River have been an established name for this area since the days of Russian occupation. A telegraph station called Slana Station was established in 1903. In 1917 a Trading Post and roadhouse were established and in 1935 the Nabesna Road came through from the Richardson Highway. A new Trading Post was built on the new road which opened up the Nabesna Mine. The mine was closed during the 2nd World War because of government regulations and the death of the owner around the same time. Don Duffy leased the Slana Roadhouse in 1947 and during that year travel was permitted over the Alaska Highway without special permit. The new Black Top Highway was surveyed in 1950 which bypassed the old roadhouse. At that time Duffy filed on the present ground and began construction of the establishment. In 1972 new owners obtained the Roadhouse from Don and Zaz Duffy.

Mac and Monica, purchased the roadhouse in 2007 with the intention of starting Duffy’s Adventures. The Slana Roadhouse, has been an established business longer than any other Roadhouse between the Yukon Boundary in Canada and Anchorage but it was closed for several years. The plans are to again offer visitors from the lower 48, Canada, and all foreign countries a friendly atmosphere, services and A LOT MORE than has ever been offered.

 GOLD! In the late 1890’s and early 1900’s Gold was discovered in the Slate Creek area and some of the richest deposits came from the Miller’s Gulch and Slate Creek claims. In 1922 President Warren G Harding and in 1924 President Calvin Coolidge signed Patents to D. Roger Englar for mining claims along Slate Creek and other mining in the area included the Nabesna Mine and several small scale mining operations draining into the Porcupine Creek as well as Ahtell Creek.

An area of the trail

going 5 miles back

to the Porcupine

Creek

The roadhouse, now owned by Mac and Monica is only a “stones throw” from Porcupine Creek and they would walk it and other creeks in the area with a shovel, bucket and gold pan and test for gold whenever they had time. They were getting gold near the surface so they staked or had others stake all of the available mining claims for several miles of the creeks and mountains with the intentions of mining and starting Porcupine Creek Gold Mining Adventures.

 Miners, prospectors and anyone who wants to mine for gold on our Porcupine Creek and take photos of Ahtell Creek, Kennedy Lake and enjoy Alaska may do so for One Day or All Summer. You may hike the 5 miles, bring your own 4x4 ATV or we will take you and equipment back to the claims or rent one of our 4x4’s. A One Day Recreational Mining Free Pass for the Porcupine is available to anyone who orders any size PAYDIRT: use the Add to Cart button below to order and we will send your reservation.

Kennedy Lake is one of the most beautiful quiet and serene locations and it is remote enough to be private plus it is on one of our 160 acre claims. You may visit Kennedy Lake while you are prospecting on our Porcupine Creek

If you have dreamed about a vacation in Alaska with Memories to Cherish for a Lifetime we will do our best to give that dream to you. Everyone has a dream about visiting Alaska but 99% never do and always look back and wish they had. Put an Adventure and a wow in your life; One to Cherish for a Lifetime - Alaska.

Little kids are amazed at things they have never seen or done before; they say “wow Mom look, a bird”, or, “wow Dad look a deer”, or, “wow, is this gold”, or, “wow, what is this”.

Mac came to Alaska right after getting out of the military during Vietnam in his early 20’s and stayed over 20 years then left for a while and missed Alaska while he was gone then came back at 62 and now in his mid-70’s still rides his ATV and walks the hills along Porcupine Creek and gold mining every summer.

So what is Mac’s secret to long life? “Put A Wow in Your Life Every Day.” Mac is still in a state of “Wow” with Alaska and Gold Mining, the animals, the fish, the scenery, the clean fresh air, the creeks and mountains and lakes and, well, - The Adventure.

If you haven’t ever mined or panned for gold order any bag of our Porcupine Creek Paydirt and send me “Mac” an email and tell me “I’m a Greenhorn” and that you want to try it. I will send your bag of pay dirt and a FREE Gold Pan. Always do the panning in a tub of water and add a few drops of Dawn dish soap so you can recover the dirt and practice panning the gold out of the pay dirt over and over. We are offering a FREE PASS for a one day Gold Mining Adventure at Duffy’s - use the “Add to Cart” button and after you have purchased any bag of pay dirt don’t forget to send me your “I’m a Greenhorn” email.

If you are a miner who wants to be more involved than the One Day FREE PASS offer we will give a $50 credit toward any of the other Duffy’s Adventures Mining Activities listed - just let us know after you order any size pay dirt - use “Contact” link. To start Your ALASKA Adventure use “Add to Cart”

DUFFY’S ADVENTURES AND ROADHOUSE PORCUPINE CREEK MINING ACTIVITY RATES FOR 2016

Mining Activities: Prices for each PORCUPINE CREEK Mining Activity (All prices are per person). Activities A-E require your own equipment and ATV or walking to access the claim. We do have options for transport to the claim as well as ATV and Equipment rental (see Options below)

A. $50 per day for panning and metal detecting: (your tools - bucket, shovel, rock pick, classifiers, pans and other small panning tools. If detecting, your own detector. No sluices, dredges, motors, high-bankers or other equipment permitted)

B. $60 per day for hand sluices: (your equipment - sluice (maximum size 8 foot long 16 inches wide), bucket, shovel, rock pick, classifiers, pans and other small panning tools. You must use a shovel or bucket to feed the sluice. No motors or motorized equipment permitted

C. $100 per day for 2 1/2 inch high banker or suction dredge: (your equipment - maximum 2 1/2 inch and your own bucket, shovel, rock pick, classifiers, pans and other small panning tools)

D. $115 per day for 3 or 4 inch suction dredge: (your equipment - maximum 4 inch and your own bucket, shovel, rock pick, classifiers, pans and other small panning tools)

E. $130 per day for 5 or 6 inch suction dredge: (your equipment - maximum 6 inch and your own bucket, shovel, rock pick, classifiers, pans and other small panning tools)

Options: see, (F) Helpers or companions; (G) Transport to the claim and pick up for return to Duffy’s at a predetermined schedule; (H) ATV and/or Trailer Rental; and (I) Equipment Rental – all prices are per day for one item. If you break the item or lose it you will be responsible for the repair or replacement costs. If the ATV stops working you may need to send a message by someone in the area requesting a tow or in some cases you may need to walk out and return with an associate to assist in recovery of the ATV. At times Cell Phones may work at the claims

F. Helpers for any mining activity: $50 per day for each individual helping you or accompanying you, in any capacity, on our claims (a fee will apply for any transport and for special needs).

G. Transport: If you need transport to the claim please keep in mind that Transport depends on equipment needed, number of associates required, type and size of ATV, need for ATV trailers, number of trips required, and more (all prices are per individual and for each trip or piece of equipment for one day). An appropriate fee will be accessed for special transport – if available.

a) $69 individual transport to and return from the claim: (individual may be doubled up on an ATV with the associate or transported in a trailer at our option) – (you may add a trailer see b)

b) $36 transporting equipment in one trailer (does not include an ATV – see “a” above) and return to Duffy’s with the equipment at the end of the day (you will need to assist the associate with loading and unloading the equipment)

c) $129 One associate, ATV & trailer to haul equipment that will not fit in the first trailer & return at end of day (you will need to assist the associate with loading and unloading the equipment)

H. ATV and Trailer Rental: no one under 18 may operate ATV’s. All ATV’s and Trailers are for one day and returned to Duffy’ at a predetermined schedule; If returned more than one hour late you will be charged for 1/2 of a day or for a full day if 4 hours or more late. If you lose or break the item you will be charged for the repairs or replacement cost

a) $150 for one ATV (4x4 or 6x6 at our option) includes a full tank of fuel

b) $50 for one AVT Trailer (single or double axel at our option)

I. Equipment Rental: no one under 18 may operate equipment but may be a helper for their parent or guardian who is over 18 years old. All prices are per item (see a – b – c – etc.) per day which must be returned by a predetermined time schedule and if they are returned more than one hour late you will be charged for 1/2 of a day or for a full day if 4 hours or more late. If you break or lose the item you will be charged for the repairs or replacement cost

a) $30 Tools: including bucket, shovel, rock pick, classifiers, pans and other small panning tools

b) $40 Hand Sluice

c) $60 Metal Detector

d) $130 High Banker or Dredge – 2 1/2 inch including fuel

e) $150 Dredge – 3 or 4 inch including fuel

f) $180 Dredge – 5 or 6 inch including fuel

Prospecting is available from 8AM until 8PM daily; unless other arrangements have been made.

If it is your first time participated in Gold Mining with us at Duffy’s Adventures and Roadhouse you will need to attend an orientation explaining the use of equipment, your responsibilities and liabilities and our expectations regarding your conduct as well as our responsibilities and conduct to you.

Prices and availability are subject to rescheduling, change or cancellation without notice due to circumstances beyond our control

 

If we must reschedule, change or cancel Your Adventure we will try to let you know in advance and we will give you options to reschedule or issue a full refund, however, if you have used any portion of your Adventure the only option will be rescheduling your Adventure or charge for the time used and refund the balance

 

Be certain to schedule Your Duffy’s Adventure well in advance which will allow us to make certain any item you need is available on the date scheduled

 

Contact by email whenever possible: freepass@porcupinepaydirt.com or Mac at mact@gmapa.com and Duffy’s phone is (907) 822-GOLD (4653) April - Sept.

THERE’S GOOD GOLD IN THIS PAN

Porcupine Paydirt Sizes
Names - 1lb Your Names PAYDIRT

FREE SHIPPING - WE CANNOT SHIP OUT OF THE USA

ADD TO CART ANY SIZE PAYDIRT & GET “A” ONE DAY FREE GOLD MINING ADVENTURE This offer cannot be beat! You get paydirt with good gold in it and a FREE PASS* or $50 credit for any Adventure offered; Optional equipment, transport, ATV are extra

Kennedy Lake is one of the most beautiful quiet and serene locations and it is remote enough to be private plus it is on one of our 160 acre claims. You may visit Kennedy Lake while you are prospecting on our Porcupine Creek

DUFFYS ALASKA PAYDIRT ADVENTURES 
MINING AND PROSPECTING ADVENTURES

(907) 822-GOLD (4653)

DAILY ADVENTURES - *JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER!

You may spot moose, caribou, wolves, bears, fox or lynx and more critters in their natural habitat along The Trail. The views, critters, creeks and trails and Adventure are all mesmerizing and To Cherish For A Lifetime! Take a Camera. If you want to gold mine with a pick, shovel, gold pan & bucket - you can!; If you want to use a metal detector - you can!; If you want to use a sluice or a high banker or a dredge (up to 6”) - you can!; Do you want to do commercial mining - call or email Mac!; If you want to go for a trail ride all day - you can! You may drive to our property on the main highway in Alaska and to the trail (see “Maps” on website). Off road parking for cars, RV and camping space. www.duffysadventures.com & www.porcupinepaydirt.com *Alaska seasons vary - click one: Maps - Information - Bears and Other Bugs

Call: (907 822-GOLD (4653)  or email freepass@porcupinepaydirt.com or use “Contact” below or Mac at mact@gmapa.com

"Contact". Please tell us how we may assist you. TO START YOUR ADVENTURE ANYTIME USE "Add to Cart" button below. Email:

Do you want an Adventure without paydirt? Click Here, Print, fill out the form & Mail

See Options below as low as $50 where you supply everything, or you may rent equipment and ATV’s, or we could transport you.  *FREE PASS is good for 1 person for 1 day and you supply everything needed. Additional pay dirt orders allow 1 person a maximum of 3 days, or up to 5 people for 1 day. Instead of a Free Pass you may get a one time $50 credit per pass on any Duffy’s Adventures offer. Only Pay Dirt Buyers on our list of buyers are eligible. Hours: 8 AM to 8 PM

Porcupine Paydirt Sizes
Names - 1lb Your Names PAYDIRT

FREE SHIPPING - WE CANNOT SHIP OUT OF THE USA

"Contact". Please tell us how we may assist you. TO START YOUR ADVENTURE ANYTIME USE "Add to Cart" button below. Email:

Do you want an Adventure without ordering pay dirt? Click Here, Print and fill out the form & Mail to the address on it

1. Chechako:  Panning or Detecting $200.00;

2. Prospector: using a small dredge $260.00;

3. Sourdough: using a larger dredge $300.00.

The group will share the gold recovered equally.

Duffy’s ADVENTURES 2016: All prices are per person per day. We will supply tools and equipment and you work in groups plus take you to the claim and bring you back to Duffy’s. You supply your food, water & necessities:

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