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St. Paddy's Day Throwback: Yukon Dan Pans For Gold

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(Kitco News) - In celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day, Kitco News is taking it back to one of our favorite interviews – Yukon Dan. In the hopes that you will find your pot of gold this March 17, here’s a refresher lesson on gold panning 101. The Yukon Territory, home of the Klondike Gold Rush, saw an estimated 100,000 prospectors head to this part of Canada between 1896 and 1899. Yukon Dan is keeping history alive by teaching people this lost technique.

The number one question I often get asked is, “who is your favorite interview,” and while I have had the honor of meeting some incredibly remarkable folks, Yukon Dan will always be one of the most memorable. I have not seem him since but every time I am at a conference, somewhere in the world, I still look out for him.

Cheers to Yukon Dan and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day.

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