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California Gold Panning

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“sluice box”(6 reviews)
“gold rush”(4 reviews)
“two hours”(5 reviews)
Come have fun learning to pan & sluice on our claim on the historic Woods Creek. Keep all of the gold that you find! Our private claim has not been mined by the public in many years. We are only a 5 mile detour on your way to or from Yosemite! This...more
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17712 Harvard Mine Rd, Jamestown, CA 95327-9210
+1 209-916-5166
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We booked for two hours on the internet. We were provided with directions and what was required. We turned up about 30 mins early and our friendly knowledgeable guide was waiting for us. The place is easy to find and free parking off road. Our...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

A lovely realistic experience! We had our 11,14,17 year olds with us and my husband (whoscdream was to pan for gold!) did most of the hard work with Nick- the panning expert!!! We were pleasantly surprised that each of us found some gold, no nuggets...More

Reviewed August 14, 2018

We booked this months and months ago as part of our road trip in the USA. We mainly booked it for our 12-year old Gold Rush obsessed son. I have read the 'poor' reviews on here, but all I can say is that we had...More

2  Thank Alison A
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Our whole family (mom, dad, three adult sons and one teen-aged daughter) really enjoyed this experience! We did the 3 hour sluicing and panning adventure, but Miner Gary left it up to us how long we wanted to dig; it was hard work, so after...More

Thank gameloh
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

We did the 3 hour experience, it was very well organised and we had a great time. We even found gold. Thank you for a great few hours.

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Reviewed August 12, 2017

My 7 year old grandson and I went on this adventure. It was quite fun but certainly not worth $200.00. Gary was very entertaining but the experience with Gary was only about 45 minutes. The rest of the time is spend shoveling rocks. On the...More

6  Thank foodiesonoma
miner g, Owner at California Gold Panning, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

We have added to our front page, right underneath the statement about getting water in your boots,digging and getting dirty that they should not book if they don't want to dig for gold. WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO MAKE THIS POINT CLEAR. And to anybody...More

Reviewed July 28, 2017

Miner Gary is a wonderful teacher who really loves what he does. We were three generations of women, and tried our best, but its hard work! He would come over often, loosen up ground, educate us on something new and keep our spirits up. When...More

2  Thank kaliforniakali
Reviewed July 4, 2017

We just got back from our trip to California and now looking back at our pictures. The trip to California Gold Panning was great! We worked hard and had a great time learning about gold mining. Miner Gary was a great host and it was...More

1  Thank poub
Reviewed June 27, 2017

My family had a great time on a three hour sluicing and panning trip. We got dirty, sweaty, and had lots of fun. It's great to be able to show off my vial of gold flakes to friends at work. I 100% recommend this.

Thank leifkoul
Reviewed November 26, 2016

I spend there one day with my friends finding gold using the highbanker nad it was awesome!!! Miner Gary is a great guy, he prepared everything for us, found a nice spot to dig and gave us very useful tips & tricks. It is a...More

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