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Gold Prospecting Adventures

18170 Main Street, Jamestown, CA 95327-9254
+1 209-984-4653
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A real working claim in beautiful Jamestown, CA

We had a wonderful time on our three hour adventure. Our guide, Terry, gave us some history... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sonora, California
Amazing genuine gold seeking adventure

We visited here on a recent trip and decided to try our hand at prospecting for hold. We imagined... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York
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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 4 days ago

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

Thank blueh2o4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Familyof4nyc
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 August 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
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

2  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

2  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

2  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

2  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
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Response from MichelleManteca_CA | Reviewed this property |
You are standing in a river, you all do get to use rubber boots, but when we were there it was kind of slippery and there were a few deeper spots. If you have a designated babysitter, it may work. We took a 7 year old and he... More