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Gold Prospecting Adventures

18170 Main St, Jamestown, CA 95327-9254
+1 209-984-4653
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Great fun but expensive

We did the two hour sluice and pan tour. The location was only a few minutes drive from jamestown... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
heather w
London, United Kingdom
Worth its weight in gold!

Absolutely amazing! We had a great time up to our knees in the creek! This was a lot of work and a... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Watrous, Canada
via mobile
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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 St, Jamestown, CA 95327-9254
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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

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

1  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
Reviewed 28 August 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
Reviewed 22 August 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
Reviewed 22 August 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
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
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13 September 2017|
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Response from Jason R | Reviewed this property |
They would spend their time playing in the river and the 5 year old would like the crayfish :-). But the actual panning would be uninteresting and you can visit the river (or nearby rivers) for free and get the same result... More