Orion's Photos: places - Alaska - Chatinika - 1999
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Layla and I took a trip up to Chatinika, a hilly
area about 40 miles north of Fairbanks. It was
a gold mine in years past, and the valleys are filled
with gold dredge tailing piles.
Near the Chatinika Lodge, we found a giant (6 story?),
ancient (30-50 years old?) gold dredge stranded on a
gravel bar (probably one that it dredged itself!) amid
hill-high piles of loose tailings. We spent the afternoon
of June 5, 1999 wandering those piles and marvelling at
the rusting hulk.
All images taken by Orion Lawlor
and placed completely in the public domain.
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