As gold prices continue to rise, so does the excitement of panning for gold. While it's not the best get-rich-quick scheme, getting your hands dirty in Alaska's streams can provide hours of family fun -- if you're the patient type. Take this quiz to see if you have what it takes.
During what decade was gold first found in Alaska?
How can you tell fool's gold from regular gold?
fool's gold can be cut
fool's gold can be scratched
fool's gold smells like rotten eggs
What are the two types of gold deposits?
mine and stream
deep tunnel and surface
lode and placer
True or false: Gold is one of the softest metals.
In what form is naturally occurring gold pulled from the earth?
about five percent pure
100 percent pure
mixed with silver, copper and other metals
True or false: There is no more gold left in Alaska.
What is the main danger in panning for gold in Alaska?
What kind of mining technique was outlawed in 1884?
How much gold is in the largest Alaskan gold lode?
3 million ounces
30 million ounces
True or false: The largest gold nugget was found in Alaska.