A pan of gold from Livingstone Creek

I believe the average size of gold nuggets from Livingstone Creek and the Atlin area are usually larger than those from the Klondike goldfields.

I believe the average size of gold nuggets from Livingstone Creek and the Atlin area are usually larger than those from the Klondike goldfields.

I met miners years ago who worked in the Livingstone area in the recent past; one or two even worked there from the 1930s. They were always interesting individuals. I’m interested in anything that helps me tell a story, like information in old letters, photographs, early postcards, etc. I collect old and recent newspaper clippings by the thousands.

For the rest of my life I want to tell stories using my artwork, photographs and collectables, including old newspaper and magazine articles like the following clipping from the Dawson Weekly News of August 13, 1909:

The clipping has no relation, in a sense, to our heading and photograph of gold in a gold pan, but I thought it was intriguing in its own way.

The writing on the pan says, “A SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLAR CLEAN UP… LARGE NUGGET $470.00.”

What was the price of gold back when the photo was taken? What would the value of the pan of gold be worth today?

Anyone with information about this subject, please write Jim Robb: The Colourful Five Per Cent Scrapbook – Can You Identify? c/o the Yukon News, 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2E4, or email through the News website, www.yukon-news.com.

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