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Top 7 Places to Strike it Rich in North America

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Striking it rich in Hope, Alaska.

Hope, Alaska

Just about 20 miles south of Anchorage, there is Hope. The Hope Mining Company is a commercial mining venture that specializes in gold mining leases. They locate, buy, sell and lease gold claims and can provide mining consultation for anyone who wants to try his luck.

In 1888, gold was discovered just south of Hope, on Resurrection Creek. Is there any left there after 125 years? You never know until you dig!

For more about finding gold, visit Discovery Channel's Gold Rush.

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