Dave Young came to Nome with one of his brothers and began suction dredging off a tiny dredge called the All About Nuggets. Since getting his first taste of gold, Dave has left the small-time suction dredging behind to become a mining magnate. In fact, it was Dave Young, along with business partner Ken Kerr, who purchased the old Nome Gold property right out from under Shawn Pomrenke’s feet. Together, Dave and Ken have turned Nome Gold into a sprawling inland operation – renamed Arctic Gold – while simultaneously running Arctic Sea Mining – a huge ocean mining operation helmed by the biggest dredge in Nome, the 120-foot Myrtle Irene.