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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. The floods from this last winter has cleared new areas in the creek bed and...more
This was such a great adventure for our family. Booking on-line was super easy, and we were able to easily change the time of our outing after we booked just by calling. They confirmed with us the morning of, and they were ready and waiting...More
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
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
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
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
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
Date of experience: August 2017
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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
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
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
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.