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Gold Prospecting Adventures

18170 Main Street, Jamestown, CA 95327-9254
+1 209-984-4653
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An Experience of Lifetime

I was surprised to learn that there are so many intricate steps to gold panning. I learned them all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Saratoga, California
we struck gold

We spent 3 hours digging in the creek using a pan and sluice and yes we did find gold..Alas not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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18170 Main Street, Jamestown, CA 95327-9254
+1 209-984-4653
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 26 June 2017

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

1  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

1  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

1  Thank Ironman91
Reviewed 8 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

1  Thank MichelleManteca_CA
Reviewed 8 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

1  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

1  Thank Lainers60
Reviewed 9 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

2  Thank susanclarke075
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