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 -
MINE FOR GOLD AND KEEP 80% OF THE GOLD YOU RECOVER
Mine for one day
or all summer
DUFFY’S IS LOCATED ON THE MAIN HIGHWAY IN ALASKA. YOU MAY PARK AT DUFFY’S OR AT THE HEAD OF THE TRAIL TO THE CLAIMS. BRING YOUR RV OR CAMP TRAILER. OUR CLAIMS START 1 MILE FROM THE HIGHWAY
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 our Porcupine
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 an Alaskan Adventure 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* is available to anyone who orders any size PAYDIRT: use the Add to Cart button above to order and we will send your reservation.
THERE’S GOOD GOLD IN THIS PAN
FREE SHIPPING -
We are on the highway and have a runway: YOU MAY FLY, DRIVE, HIKE OR BIKE, TRUCK, RV OR BUS TO OUR TRUE ALASKAN ADVENTURE! YOU CAN PROSPECT OUR CLAIMS 1 WEEK OR ALL SUMMER FREE. READ “PROSPECTORS DREAM” BELOW.
DAILY ADVENTURES -
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 -
Call: (907 822-
NEW 2017: SEE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE -
For an Adventure without ordering pay dirt see information below our Duffy’s story
More about Adventures below Duffy’s story
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How it works: 1. Sign the documents; 2. Go prospecting; 3. Bring us samples; 4. Decide if you want to prospect longer or do larger mining. It’s that simple.* *You will need to give us the signed documents and then show up with your small mining equipment (under 6” dredge) and supplies and go to the claims and start prospecting for one week. At the end of one week you must bring us the bagged and labeled samples and required Miners Logs, royalty, coordinates and photos of the testing sites. If you have complied with the terms of the agreement we will, most likely, allow prospecting all summer long one week at a time. Any time you decide that you would like to mine a site with small mining equipment you will need our approval. When you decide that you would like to mine the site with larger motorized equipment we will require a new agreement which will allow you to do so after you have received the permits to mine. If you would like us to assist you with the permitting process we will.
Email us and we will send the following images and photos: image showing our location
(we are in the yellow oval) in the middle of the Porphyry Belt the 2nd and 3rd shows
our location on Highway 1 in Alaska plus a couple topo maps for you to look at -
You will need small mining equipment, GPS for locating coordinates, buckets, pans,
shovels, classifiers, 1 gallon plastic zip lock baggies for samples that you can
write the coordinates and location number on, a camera, tent, sleeping bag, tarp
(it rains), food, and all of your supplies including water -
We will give you some coordinates that we want you to prospect and bring us an unprocessed sample plus you can pick areas on the topo maps that you would like to prospect and while you are actually on the claims you can pick spots to prospect at random. We need samples, photos of, and the coordinates of, every spot tested. The black sand must be brought out to us after you have removed the gold from any dirt you process because we will do an assay on it.
You do not pay us for prospecting and we do not pay you and we do not supply any of your food, shelter, water, equipment or anything else. Your prospecting will be limited to a 6” dredge or a highbanker along with small equipment, hand tools and all the necessities to survive. You do not have long term rights to the claim; you or the owner may cancel anytime.
The written agreement will limit the number of days that you will be allowed to prospect on our claims. At that time you will need to bring us the required photos, coordinates, samples and royalty that were stipulated in the agreement and the black sand. If you plan on leaving you must bring your gear and everything you took to the claims with you.
If, during your prospecting, you have located a spot that you would like to stay at and mine with small equipment you must still return with the required items above on the last day stipulated but, if you want, you could leave your gear and everything else at the location and we could discuss the terms of a new agreement allowing you remain at that location and mine with small equipment for a longer time or for the remainder of the season.
A second option is to start with a mining agreement which could allow small scale or larger mining operations on our claim after a few days of testing. Just let us know your plans.
This is a synopsis of how it will work. We will have all of it in a written agreement for you to sign once you arrive.
Now some questions:
What is your prospecting/mining/hiking/camping experience and with what equipment?
What equipment do you own and what equipment do you plan to use on our claims?
Where do you live?
How will you get here?
When would you get here? Note: the mining season is generally early June through
What is your address?
What is your phone number?
How old are you?
Are you physically able to do gold prospecting?
You will need to give us this information when requested to do so so that we can prepare the agreement.
We look forward to finding a lot of gold with you and we pray that you have a blessed year.
Cabin: (907) 822-
If it is your first time participated in Gold Mining with us at Duffy’s Adventures and Roadhouse you will need to attend a fifteen minute orientation explaining your responsibilities and liabilities and our expectations regarding your conduct as well as our responsibilities and conduct to you and for both of us to sign the agreement
Dates 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.
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
Please answer the above questions by email and if you want a customized Adventure to work in teams or clubs with special equipment, for large groups or specific dates and times call or send an email.
Contact by email whenever possible: email@example.com or Mac at firstname.lastname@example.org
or our phone is (907) 822-
To expedite your reservation you may Click and print this reservation then mail it to us at the address indicated to reserve your FREE ADVENTURE in 2018.
THE PROSPECTORS DREAM: NEW: YOU CAN PROSPECT OUR CLAIMS 1 WEEK OR ALL SUMMER FREE!
READ “PROSPECTORS DREAM” BELOW -
F R E E. PROSPECTING