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California Gold Panning

Jamestown, CA, USA
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About California Gold Panning
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 moved a nice amount of gold we have been having some great luck this year. We accept groups up to 2 adults with 3 children, give us a call if there are more in your party. We are only a 5 mile detour on your way to or from Yosemite! This is a must on your Bucket List!
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3 hour sluicing and panning Family special

High bank, sluice, and pan for gold during a private 3-hour tour in Jamestown. Choose a start time that works for you, then suit up in provided boots and gear. Take home anything you find, which may include gold, quartz crystals, and jasper. With a single fee for up to seven participants, it’s a fun and affordable group activity for friends and family.
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3 hours
from $335.00

1 Hr Gold Panning Family Special

Step back in time, and discover what it was like to be a 19th-century miner looking for your eureka moment, during this hands-on gold-panning experience. Bring the whole family along, and dress in sturdy boots and layers: expect to roll up your sleeves and get muddy on this immersive, private tour. Learn how to pan for gold in the river, dig for nuggets—and keep every piece of gold you find.
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1 hour
from $185.00

2 hr Sluicing tour

Like the miners of old, we still have to put a shovel in the ground and find the elusive metal we call gold.

We are here to help you fulfill the fantasy or dream of finding a little bit of that gold. We sample areas to find the best places for you to look. Be it flour gold, gold flakes or a nugget, we do the hardest part for you. We find where the gold should be and let you dig it out of the ground. It is still not easy, digging in the dirt is hard work. You earn the gold you keep.
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2 hours
from $265.00

4 hour sluicing and panning Family special

Prospect for gold nuggets and flakes in Jamestown, California with this half-day adventure. Bring your group of up to seven people and some snacks and drinks, your guide will supply the gear and the expertise. You can keep the gold you find as a souvenir and learn about the history of prospecting for gold in California through guided commentary.
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4 hours
from $425.00

Full Day

Mining as it was done in the old days. Keep all the gold you find. All equipment supplied. .
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8 hours
from $625.00
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VAMermaid17 wrote a review Sep 2019
Williamsburg, Virginia170 contributions29 helpful votes
Best fun on a hot day! Expect to work hard, shovel and shake gravel, get wet, lift 5 gallon buckets and pan out your material. We appreciated Nick's sharp eye and expertise in teaching us where to look for gold, showing us how to use the equipment to move high volume of material and encouraging us to work as a team. We found some nice pieces of gold (not flakes) for our group of 3, enough to shake in 2 vials and hear a faint sound of gold rattle around. Highly recommend signing up with this organization, as Nick is passionate about the business of gold and more importantly, he was passionate about helping us and others find gold. We lost one of the two vials of gold while crossing the creek. Luckily and miraculously Nick found the vial a week later and was kind enough to ship it to us. We will definitely return for another day or more of prospecting, as we got bite by the Gold Bug!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Trail38524237720, Owner at California Gold Panning
Responded Sep 8, 2019
You see Gold Fever is a real thing and once you get it you never lose it, so glad to help and you found some nice gold come back and visit soon
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Andrea C wrote a review Sep 2019
Los Gatos, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
Awesome family activity, 2 kids and grandmother, all had a fantastic time! Super fun for everyone to find gold! Go for about 2 hours. Bring water shoes or socks for boots they offer on site.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Trail38524237720, Owner at California Gold Panning
Responded Sep 8, 2019
Thank you please come back and visit We had fun and you found gold how much better can it get
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Shea M wrote a review Aug 2019
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Great time good location with great tree cover and cool water. Great small claim to try out. I reccomend it to anyone, from the seasoned prospector, to a uninitiated family with kids. You cant go wrong digging in the dirt and putting in a effort to get the good stuff!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Trail38524237720, Owner at California Gold Panning
Responded Sep 8, 2019
Thank you please come back and visit
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Allen L wrote a review Aug 2019
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Nothing is ever perfect but man we hab a great time, kids loved it and so did i. We found gold and we where happy with the day, thank ya'll for a great experience
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Trail38524237720, Owner at California Gold Panning
Responded Sep 8, 2019
Thank you we also had a gret time with you please come back and see us again
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ALP wrote a review Jul 2019
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My brother and I booked 2 hours of digging and panning in the local creek. Nick shared lots of information, showed us how to use the tools, we shoveled some sand and rocks and at the end we did found some gold at the bottom of the pan. Great experience!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Trail38524237720, Owner at California Gold Panning
Responded Jul 30, 2019
Thank you we appreciate your business it was fun
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