In 2007, Fairbanks Gold made a globally unique discovery. While prospecting for gold, we began spotting quite a few fossils. The magnitude and variety of the fossils immediately grabbed our interest. We brought an old mining giant to the property and began washing away (thawing) the permafrost to see what was buried inside. What we discovered was a collection of thousands of pleistocene fossils, in random order, concentrated in a particular area. World-renowned paleontologists are both perplexed and fascinated by the region Fairbanks Gold Co. now refers to as "Beringia." Experts in the field have dubbed it as the largest bison deposit in the world. The water giant has been running every summer since 2007, with more and more bones uncovered each year. Over the 7 years of operation, Fairbanks Gold has collected fossils from woolly mammoths, super bison, bison, helmeted muskoxen, short-faced bears, dire wolves, saber-toothed tigers, caribou, horses, reindeer, camel, and who knows what else. Some of the fossils we collect are carved into beautiful sculptures by local artist Chuck Leake.