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Gold Prospecting Adventures

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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...more
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18170 Main St, Jamestown, CA 95327-9254
+1 209-984-4653
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left Table Top Terry took great care of us. Its obvious Table Top Terry loves his job. The techniques and tips he offers were a great help. Wonderful experience for me and my 24 yo son....More

2  Thank Edd t
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This was a wonderful experience. I have been to California many times but never realized that a company like Gold Prospecting Adventures existed. This is a 'must-do' experience for anyone staying within a couple of hours from Jamestown. Terry was excellent. He took the time...More

1  Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Visit yesterday with out two children (12 & 10) Had an absolutely brilliant time. Our guide was very helpful and informative, And we all found gold. I highly recommend visiting. ⛏🙂👌🏻

1  Thank Danhur81
Reviewed 29 July 2018

I chose this company because of the reviews, the close proximity to Yosemite, and because they host 4th grade classes. 4th grade is normally when most kids in California learn about the history of the state and all that it entails. I wanted my sons...More

1  Thank carafraser72
Reviewed 1 July 2018 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

Thank Jacki R
Reviewed 24 June 2018

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
Reviewed 13 April 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

2  Thank mlstanley0609
Reviewed 30 September 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

3  Thank heather w
Reviewed 24 September 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
Reviewed 17 September 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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13 September 2017|
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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.