Field Trip to a Gold Dredge

On September 13th,  SOVA students travelled up Bonanza Creek Road to see the historic Gold Dredge #4, now almost fully restored. Ron from Goldbottom Mine Tours explained the workings of this incredible machine and walked us through its interior. Dredging for gold began in the Klondike in 1905 and continued until 1966. Dredging has permanently altered the landscape of the Klondike valley near Dawson City.