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Address: 18170 Main Street, Jamestown, CA 95327
Phone Number: +1 209-984-4653
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Description: As seen on every major network including Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Discovery...
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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Fun for Prospectors Young and Old

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Castro Valley, California
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27 reviews
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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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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Mining for gold with Gold Prospecting Adventures was the highlight of our week long trip in California. I highly recommend this experience. Our 10 y.o. son still keeps talking about it. During our initial planning I was a bit skeptical about the experience simply because of the price of this adventure. Our family of three chose the five hours sluice... More 

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We just got back from another trip to gold country and as always we had a great time at Gold Prospecting Adventures. This is our 5th time visiting them and every time we have a great time and even find a little gold! There's some coorful characters that work the shop but don't let that throw you off- they're all... More 

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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Address: Address: 18170 Main Street, Jamestown, CA 95327
Phone Number: +1 209-984-4653
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Jamestown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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