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Gold Prospecting Adventures

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Address: 18170 Main Street, Jamestown, CA 95327
Phone Number: +1 209-984-4653
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As seen on every major network including Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Discovery...

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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Wonderful gold panning!! Must do !!

It's our second successful visit at gold prospecting adventure. We had Frank as our guide. As in our first visit we had an amazing and fascinating time. We learned a lot about... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Efrat F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's our second successful visit at gold prospecting adventure. We had Frank as our guide. As in our first visit we had an amazing and fascinating time. We learned a lot about gold and gold panning and had lots of fun. We took the 3 hours tour and we could have stay there a lot more. Frank is a special... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a great 2 hours here with the wonderful 'Frying Pan Frank' as our guide in August. First, Frank shared some of his considerable wisdom and experience about gold prospecting - gold is heavy! Then we learnt how to pan for gold, and we all found some. Next we used the sluice, which made the process quicker but entailed some... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

When we called to make reservations, the lady suggested that we do the 2-hour tour because it won't bore our 6-year old child. She was right; our child had great fun. We, the grown ups, had fun too but were not expecting such laborious work. First, you check in at the store front that is the namesake of the tour.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Gold makes you feel good. Better than catching that trophy fish! It is nice having a good fishing hole

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1 Thank Frank P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Wanted to learn how to set my sluice box, learned how and more from Frying Pan Frank. Showed up late on Friday afternoon and stopped in to ask Bryant if I could go down to the creek and have someone show me how to properly set a sluice box up for sluicing. It was my lucky day as Frying Pan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Really enjoyed Brent's interest in our family connection to Hangtown and our great great great grandfather Solomon Gorgas journal if of his 1851 crossing. Frying pan Frank connected with our five kids really well and we dug in deep for our fly poop nuggets and enjoyed it immensely. More memorable than a day in Yosemite Valley!

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Enjoyed gold panning with 60/4th graders. Solidified gold rush classroom learning through experiencing a real life adventure. 4th graders heard from the guides history about that region of CA. This was followed by a demonstration on how to and time to pan for gold themselves. They will remember the hands on experience for years to come.

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Went prospecting the other day with my wife and my two boys 29 and 18. Fryin Pan Frank set us up with a hi-banker and we ran material through that thing for about 4 hours. Mr. Fryin Pan taught us about the history of the area in detail. He then showed us how to pan for gold and also gave... More 

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Atherton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Frying Pan Frank was a great guide for our 10 year old twin boys and us! He knew all about the history and geology of the area, and knows just how to keep kids interested and engaged. Our 2 hour gold panning/sluice box adventure flew by and we wished we had more time. We found lots of gold flakes which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

I have been bringing my fourth grade class every year for more than 15 years to gold pan with these wonderful prospectors. They are kind and patient teachers with a great deal of background in California Gold Rush history. Every year my students and our parent chaperones catch "gold fever" when they pan in the beautiful stream. Don't miss this... More 

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