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Candle 'City' on the Keewalik river in 1903 - Arriving prospecters expecting may have been dissapointed by the facilities and infrastructure.<br />
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Fascinating photos documenting the famous Alaska 'gold rush' have come to light 120 years later.<br />
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Thousands of people chasing riches ventured into the North American wilderness after gold was discovered in Nome in 1899.<br />
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Over the next decade a staggering 112 tonnes of gold was sourced.<br />
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Unsurprisingly, everyone wanted a piece of the action, leading to a huge influx of people to the area.<br />
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Its transformation into a thriving metropolis was documented by acclaimed American photographer Frank Nowell.