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Some beautiful pieces of quartz showing gold from the "Hope Mining District" in Alaska, where are you going to plan your next adventure? Some history: Turnagain Arm district is a seaway district south of Anchorage in central and north parts of the peninsula. Along Turnagain Arm, there were many small placer operations. There were also many hard rock mines, especially around the head of Crow Creek. Along Mills, Canyon, Falls and Cooper Creeks placers were discovered in 1896. These placer are very rich. along Crow, Resurrection, Palmer, Sixmile and other creeks, draining into the Turnagain Arm from the north part of the peninsula had rich placers.