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Gold Prospecting Adventures

18170 Main Street, Jamestown, CA 95327-9254
+1 209-984-4653
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Fun activity for the kids

We took the kids to pan for gold. They each ended up with a small bit and were satisfied. They have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shawnee, Kansas
So Much Fun

Table Top Terry taught us the ropes on panning and sluicing for gold in the creek bed. Terry was... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Sara H
Florida, United States
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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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“pan for gold” (13 reviews)
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18170 Main Street, Jamestown, CA 95327-9254
+1 209-984-4653
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the kids to pan for gold. They each ended up with a small bit and were satisfied. They have a few options depending on how long you want to pan. We did just the $20 option that let each child pan a single...More

Thank familytraveler455
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Table Top Terry taught us the ropes on panning and sluicing for gold in the creek bed. Terry was very patient with my 9 year son who was having a hard time getting the jist of the panning. It was nice to work at our...More

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough about Table Top Terry! Terry helped us to have a great time! We learned all the tools and skills to become California gold miners. We found GOLD "Eureka". Don't be fooled, it does take work but, terry made it work. My...More

Thank Ironman91
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I wanted to take my 86 year old dad, 2 grown kids and 7 year old grandson for some family fun. We all had fun, had a good workout and learned a lot about how to pan and sluice. Our instructor had lots of patience,...More

Thank MichelleManteca_CA
Reviewed 7 June 2017

"Frying Pan" Frank did a great job of working with us and educating the children. And we found gold! Best for kids 10-14 unless you don't mind them spending a chunk of time just playing in the river (ours are slightly younger and did) but...More

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Stopped in this store because of gold panning display outside.They are very informative and really know their stuff about gold panning.Was able to talk to a worker in their and I highly recommend customers using them for learning about gold panning.Because I gold pan near...More

Thank Lainers60
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This was very interactive as you get the opportunity to pan for gold . Great for the big kids in you all. We had a leisurely walk round lots of intreasting boads to read. Also saw the town with the traditional shops and bars. Do...More

1  Thank susanclarke075
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing few hours with Nik our guide who very patiently showed us the art of panning for gold. Hard work but worth it! Beautiful spot!

Thank BettyBray
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

It's our second successful visit at gold prospecting adventure. We had Frank as our guide. As in our first visit we had an amazing and fascinating time. We learned a lot about gold and gold panning and had lots of fun. We took the 3...More

Thank Efrat F
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Spent a great 2 hours here with the wonderful 'Frying Pan Frank' as our guide in August. First, Frank shared some of his considerable wisdom and experience about gold prospecting - gold is heavy! Then we learnt how to pan for gold, and we all...More

Thank Tegfantrio
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