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Location DB > United States > Alaska > Chatanika > Chatanika Gold Dredge [#3]
Chatanika Gold Dredge [#3]
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created by AKphill on 9/26/2008 3:09 AM
last modified by AKphill on 8/5/2013 4:32 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Giant floating gold processor sitting in a shallow pond of its own creation. This dredge is rampant with graffiti and modern trash, but otherwise structurally intact. On the opposite shore are remnants of the support camp including an old shack and the electric hook up for the dredge.
 Basic Information
Type: Dredge/Outdoors
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it - destroyed in a fire
 Physical Information

Chatanika, Alaska
United States
Owner: Chatanika Dredge Co.
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  • air quality
  • dropping the tailings tower
  •  Interesting Features
    Giant machinery, tailings conveyor tower, basemment holds filled with old supplies.
     Security Measures
  • wide open
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1928
    Closed: 1961
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    breathing mask
    The third gold dredge built by the Fairbanks Exploration Company.
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     Future Plans
    It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so perhaps it will be restored someday. Otherwise it's gonna sit there.

    Destroyed in a fire on 8/3/13.

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    A dredge and destiny.
    Fri, Sep 26th, 2008
    posted by AKphill
    25 pictures
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    Summer 2007
    Sun, Aug 26th, 2012
    posted by Valdyr
    1 pictures

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    Category Rating
    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 9 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 6/25/2014 12:08 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 25 14 at 12:08, Steed validated this location
  • on Aug 5 13 at 4:32, AKphill changed the following: Status, Recommendation, Future Plans
  • on Sep 12 12 at 13:03, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Aug 26 12 at 2:18, Valdyr added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 26 12 at 2:18, Valdyr updated gallery Summer 2007
  • on Aug 26 12 at 2:17, Valdyr created a new gallery
  • on Aug 26 12 at 2:17, Valdyr created a new gallery
  • on Sep 27 08 at 4:34, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 27 08 at 4:31, Emperor Wang changed the following: Display Name
  • on Sep 26 08 at 21:15, ActionSatisfaction Esq. validated this location
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