Nome, Alaska: World's Largest Gold Pan

Roughly 20 feet in diameter. Next to it stand life-size statues of "The Three Lucky Swedes" who discovered gold in Nome in 1898.

Address:
Bering St., Nome, AK
Directions:
Downtown, in Anvil City Square, on the east side of Bering St. between W. 3rd and W. 4th Aves.
Admission:
Free
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World's Largest Gold Pan

The world's largest gold mining pan is a fun photo-op. Located near the church, just one short block from the Iditarod finish line.

[Wendy, 09/14/2013]

The pan is roughly 20 feet in diameter, dwarfing anyone who stands next to it. The statues represent "The Three Lucky Swedes" who discovered gold in Nome in 1898. May 2020: We've been informed that there's another giant gold pan, possibly the world's largest, in Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada -- since 1987.


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