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Address: 18170 Main Street, Jamestown, CA 95327
Phone Number: +1 209-984-4653
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As seen on every major network including Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Discovery and History Channels, Tokyo TV, CBS and read about in the New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, the Shock Family has some of the most experienced and knowledgeable prospectors in all of Gold Country. We will open doors for the novice to the professional that you may have not known existed. You may lose your pictures but you will never forget the memories. Come have a blast into the past finding gold and learning the art of prospecting on the historic Woods Creek. The surest way to ensure the future is by touching the past.
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Marvellous experience

We had a brilliant morning learning how to prospect and mine for gold. Frying Pan Frank and Brent are real professionals with lots of stories and lots of experience to share. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had a brilliant morning learning how to prospect and mine for gold. Frying Pan Frank and Brent are real professionals with lots of stories and lots of experience to share. We were sceptical at first, we honestly thought that they would sprinkle some gold flakes in the soil so we would come away happy. But we couldn't have been... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My husband and I had such a great time panning for gold. Our guide was very knowledgeable and good company, and we found gold!

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had a wonderful time with this prospecting outfit. We signed up for a 3-hour adventure for three of us--my 10-year old grandson, my husband and I. They took us to a location where we were able to pan for gold and have the entire experience. Although the creek is dry because of the drought, they had improvised a system... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a great company to use for a family adventure in gold country. Our guide was "Frying Pan" Frank who was a true gold prospector and was able to give us education, instruction and helping hands throughout our 2 hour adventure. It's hard work and an art to find gold, but we did it with Frying Pan's assistance! In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Frying Pan Frank first showed us how to pan for gold before setting the sluice box up for us. He inspired us with confidence as we took on board the mantra ' Gold is Heavy ' The day was just brilliant AND we found gold. On returning to the wonderful shop and museum on the main street I purchased a... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My granddaughter (age 10) has ALWAYS wanted to "hunt" for gold. Brent and I conferred for a few weeks via phone and email, and learning what I wanted for her, he tailored an adventure for her. We arrived in Jamestown for a 3 1/2-day prospecting experience. "Frying Pan" Frank was her prospecting guide. He was an EXCELLENT, patient, interested, knowledgeable,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We called ahead to reserve a 5 hr panning trip with our 14 and 11 yr old. We arrived at Gold Prospecting Adventures about 10 min ahead of time. We were directed to Woods Creek, a beautiful mission set up like a mining camp would have been in the 1800's. We met "Frying Pan Frank" who was our guide for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I did the 3 hour tour and that past by in a hurry! Very nice way to spend some time at a kreek, very helpfull staff with great teaching skills! Found some gold and a nice piece of pyriet to so my trip was well spend. In very glad i did the panning and have a great experience to take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We checked in at their office and was greeted by a kind fellow who looked like he has spent his life prospecting. We headed over to the dry creek bed where our adventure began. Before you go, make sure you have plenty of water and some snacks for energy, as it is very, very hot in the sun. Frank our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Spending the day learning gold prospecting and gold mining techniques hands on, in an authentic 1840's mining camp,was an amazing experience. Frank was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable and he never ran short on patience while he was teaching us the art of panning. The three hours went by so fast, I wish that I could have stayed... More 

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