GOLD PANNING. GEM MINING. SUBLIME GIFTS. WILD GAME JERKY. 90 minutes south of Anchorage in Cooper Landing, Milepost 45/Sterling Highway. Easy access just off highway en route to Soldotna, Kenai and Homer. Drop in anytime to run a bucket of raw gold ore through a sluice and pan concentrates. Learn the properties of gold! Take home gold! Gemstone mine too! Fun family and group activities! Crave more adventure? Call ahead to book a goldn’paddle combo package or backcountry guided gold prospecting adventure, rafting the Kenai River to our remote creek claim. Love jerky? Shop our wall of jerky including salmon, elk, buffalo, venison, caribou, reindeer and beef. Love to shop? Gemstone jewelry galore, crystals, quirky gemstone trees, rough and polished gems, amethyst, quartz and agate, panning and prospecting equipment, gold concentrates/paydirt, gold nuggets, fossils, leather items, knives, art capturing Alaska's last frontier, and Alaskan-minted commemorative/collector coins. Best stop ever; promise!