Free Claim No. 6

Claim #6 was first staked by F. Ladouceur October 3rd, 1896, not long after George Carmack, Kate Carmack, Skookum Jim, and Dawson Charlie made the famous discovery about a half-mile downstream. After a small amount of hand mining, part of the claim was dredged by the Yukon Gold Co.’ Dredge No. 8. The main business section of the abandoned town of Grand Forks was on this Claim and is possible that some of the pay gravels were never found in and around the hills.

Today, the Klondike Visitors Association now owns the claim, and visitors are welcome to pan for free and can keep any gold that they find.

Want to take your chance at striking pay dirt?

During the summer, under the midnight sun, you pan for gold anytime! Visitors can rent pans and shovels from Claim 33 to take to with them and try their hand at an authentic mining experience.

For a video on how to pan for gold click here.

Getting to the
Claim

Travel approximately 15.5 km down Bonanza Creek Road, into the Gold Field (about a fifteen-minute drive outside of Dawson City). Free Claim No. 6 is about half a mile upstream from the famous discovery claim that kick-started the Klondike Gold Rush.

Free Claim No. 6

Claim #6 was first staked by F. Ladouceur October 3rd, 1896, not long after George Carmack, Kate Carmack, Skookum Jim, and Dawson Charlie made the famous discovery about a half-mile downstream. After a small amount of hand mining, part of the claim was dredged by the Yukon Gold Co.’ Dredge No. 8. The main business section of the abandoned town of Grand Forks was on this Claim and is possible that some of the pay gravels were never found in and around the hills.

Today, the Klondike Visitors Association now owns the claim, and visitors are welcome to pan for free and can keep any gold that they find.

Want to take your chance at striking pay dirt?

During the summer, under the midnight sun, you pan for gold anytime! Visitors can rent pans and shovels from Claim 33 to take to with them and try their hand at an authentic mining experience.

For a video on how to pan for gold click here.

Getting to the Claim

Travel approximately 15.5 km down Bonanza Creek Road, into the Gold Field (about a fifteen-minute drive outside of Dawson City). Free Claim No. 6 is about half a mile upstream from the famous discovery claim that kick-started the Klondike Gold Rush.