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Gold Prospecting Adventures

18170 Main St, Jamestown, CA 95327-9254
+1 209-984-4653
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Sister’s Trip 2018

My sister came to visit from WA state and she really wanted the “gold” experience! I read reviews... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jacki R
via mobile
Great time with Tabletop Terry!!

We thoroughly enjoyed panning for gold in Jamestown! Our host, Tabletop Terry, was very patient and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
72ahg
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Cottonport, Louisiana
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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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  • Average1%
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“gold country” (11 reviews)
“pan for gold” (13 reviews)
“gold rush” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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18170 Main St, Jamestown, CA 95327-9254
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+1 209-984-4653
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister came to visit from WA state and she really wanted the “gold” experience! I read reviews and chose Gold Prospecting Adventures because it sounded like the most authentic experience! We were not disappointed! From reservations to flecks in the pan, we were treated...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed panning for gold in Jamestown! Our host, Tabletop Terry, was very patient and kind with our 7 and 9 y/o. They found the gold that they'd hoped to find! It was the highlight of our trip. We will definately revisit Tabletop Terry...More

Thank 72ahg
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

My husband has always wanted to gold mine. He was so excited to find that he could actually do it on this real working claim in Jamestown. I was hesitant since we have 3 small children and we were with my sister and brother in...More

1  Thank mlstanley0609
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

We did the two hour sluice and pan tour. The location was only a few minutes drive from jamestown and we had a few hours to spare so i thought it would be fun. It way exceeded my expectations on that front in that despite...More

1  Thank heather w
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! We had a great time up to our knees in the creek! This was a lot of work and a lot of fun! Wear clothes you can get wet in and pack a towel. You will learn amazing real techniques and we found...More

2  Thank s0k4t0
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

We had a wonderful time on our three hour adventure. Our guide, Terry, gave us some history lessons and taught us how to pan and sluice for gold. Yes, we found gold, learned a lot about other metals we found and fools gold too. The...More

1  Thank blueh2o4
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

We visited here on a recent trip and decided to try our hand at prospecting for hold. We imagined it would be a prefabricated setup where you get to try out some of the classic prospecting tools--were we wrong! We arrived and were greeted by...More

1  Thank Familyof4nyc
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

I was surprised to learn that there are so many intricate steps to gold panning. I learned them all in 15 minutes and was successful quickly. As a result of an expert lesson from Tabletop Terry who was very patient, smart and funny, I found...More

Thank MichelleMCalifornia
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

We spent 3 hours digging in the creek using a pan and sluice and yes we did find gold..Alas not enough to retire on but it was a wonderful morning.Its hard work and you'll end the morning covered in dirt but with an appreciation of...More

Thank offleygrove
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

My husband and I came here when we explored the historic Gold Country in Northern California and had a great time!! We did the 3 hour pan/sluice trip and highly recommend it. "Tabletop Terry" was extremely knowledgeable and showed us how to use the pan...More

1  Thank lmastr
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Response from Ironman91 | Reviewed this property |
They will get wet! One parent will need to be with them. We had a 8 year old.
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