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Gold Prospecting Adventures

18170 Main Street, Jamestown, CA 95327
209.984.4653
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Jamestown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Educational Sites, Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Brentwood, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

AAAAAAAA+++++++++ I highly Recommend! I booked a day trip with Gold Prospecting Adventures to try panning for my first time with my family. I really wasn't sure what to expect, but was looking forward to our day. I can't say WOW! loud enough. What a blast we had, and Gold Prospecting Adventures was the key to our success. From the... More

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Mariposa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We had a perfect experience with our children, ages 8 and 5, which far surpassed our expectations. Our older child kept asking to "find gold." We thought it would be interesting for all of us to learn how it was found. We started looking on the internet and found several options, but chose Gold Prospecting Adventures. We could not have... More

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Lake Forest, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I was given information about GOLD PROSPECTING ADVENTURES by my child's first grade teacher. He is now 10 years old and we were finally able to make the trip to Jamestown to see for ourselves. I couldn't be happier that we did, because it was everything and more than our son had dreamed it would be. Brent and Dustin were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

This experience is an awesome family outing. This is a Legacy trip for me as I was here as a child, I am now bringing my children here to learn about panning and Gold history at the heart of where it happens. The whole group at Gold Prospecting Adventures are great people,and go above and beyond the call of duty,... More

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San Ramon, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Amazing weekend trip! Brent was a great chat and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend Gold Prospecting Adventures over all other claim rentals.

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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This place is great. You can almost sense the ghosts of gold miners past here, and feel yourself transported back to what is was like during the gold rush. Brent is my kind of guy, too - a straight shooting, straight talking, no BS kind of guy who will tell you everything you'll need, and need to know, to start... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We did the 2 hour Pan and Sluice and had the best time. Dustin is a great young man who helped a lot and shared his knowledge in an age appropriate way for our kids. I can only recommend . And yes, we left we a little bit of gold and 3 VERY happy boys!

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Santa Clara, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Let me tell you a little story how this little stream and the people who run it changed my life! About 7 years ago, my wife and I were looking for a fun activity we could do with our two pre-teen daughters. I found Gold Prospecting Adventures on the web and thought we would try it. It was only about... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We had a great afternoon with Brent learning how to pan and sluice. We enjoyed hearing about the history of gold prospecting in the area and Brent is a very patient teacher. There is some manual labour involved and the possibility of getting wet (we didn't), however we did find gold which was very satisfying!

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

What can I say? We had a blast! Initially only Daddy was interested in doing this, but as we learned more, we decided to all try it out, and we're so glad we did! Our 7yo daughter thought it would be too cold and wet, but she ended up a superstar at panning. Most kids get bored with panning after... More

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