Experience real Alaska gold panning, be a part of the living history of Fairbanks and make memories that will last a lifetime. At Gold Daughters, you will learn how to pan for gold using real Alaskan “paydirt”. We play by the rule “finders keepers”, meaning you get to take home everything you find! Your day starts with a bag of paydirt from Fairbanks Gold Co. You can then pan all day from piles of paydirt that we’ve hauled in from a local operating gold mine. There’s more than guaranteed gold… you also have the chance to uncover ice age fossils and cool minerals. It is not uncommon to find pyrite, quartz crystals and garnets. We’ve even had people walk away with woolly mammoth ivory! Lifelong Alaskan sisters and owners, Jordan and Ilaura Reeves, are the Gold Daughters! These sisters were born and raised in the golden heart city of Fairbanks where their quest for gold started at a very young age. They were raised on the creeks, looking for gold and helping their dad pan through his clean ups. Jordan and Ilaura opened Gold Daughters in 2014 with just a small walk up window cabin that doubled as a gift shop and 6 troughs for panning. Since then they have more than doubled the amount of troughs for panning and now do business out of a rustic gift shop where they carry many local and Alaskan made products. Open daily during the summer and no reservations are necessary.