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Gold Prospecting Adventures

18170 Main Street, Jamestown, CA 95327
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Jamestown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Tours, Adventure
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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.
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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

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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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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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
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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
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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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