Day 48: Tuesday, July 2, 2013
To get up close and personal with the Alaska Pipeline we stopped at a park on our way to tour the Gold Dredge 8.
At a section of the pipeline in Fairbanks
I can’t reach!
The tour started with a train ride with demonstrations of gold mining techniques and a stop to learn about the dredge before we got off the train to pan for gold. We got to keep our gold!
Gold Dredge 8
We got off the train here to pan for gold
There was old equipment from the mining days
Another large group panning for gold
Henry struck gold!
Henry’s gold. He got $12 worth, I only got $9.
As we were leaving the tour we stopped at a section of the pipeline to learn a few facts about it.
We passed under the pipeline as we finished the tour. You can see where it goes up the hill in the distance.
A cross section of the pipeline showing cleaners called pigs
Inside the pipe