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California Gold Panning

17712 Harvard Mine Rd, Jamestown, CA 95327-9210
+1 209-916-5166
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Gary the Miner is awesome!

We just got back from our trip to California and now looking back at our pictures. The trip to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nashua, New Hampshire
gold rush

My family had a great time on a three hour sluicing and panning trip. We got dirty, sweaty, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Come have fun learning to pan & sluice on our claim on the historic Woods Creek. Keep all of the gold that you find! Our private claim has not been mined by the public in many years. We are only a 5 mile detour on your way to or from Yosemite! This is a must on your Bucket List!
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  • Very good11%
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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“gold flakes” (7 reviews)
“finding gold” (3 reviews)
“gold rush” (5 reviews)
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17712 Harvard Mine Rd, Jamestown, CA 95327-9210
+1 209-916-5166
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just got back from our trip to California and now looking back at our pictures. The trip to California Gold Panning was great! We worked hard and had a great time learning about gold mining. Miner Gary was a great host and it was...More

Thank poub
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family had a great time on a three hour sluicing and panning trip. We got dirty, sweaty, and had lots of fun. It's great to be able to show off my vial of gold flakes to friends at work. I 100% recommend this.

Thank leifkoul
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I spend there one day with my friends finding gold using the highbanker nad it was awesome!!! Miner Gary is a great guy, he prepared everything for us, found a nice spot to dig and gave us very useful tips & tricks. It is a...More

Thank The Don P
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We visited in May 2016 and had a great experience with Miner Gary. He was welcoming, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and we had a great time panning for gold. It was a highlight of our holiday and we would definitely recommend panning for gold with Miner Gary!

1  Thank sausagebus
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Excellent if exhausting experience! Miner Gary was a brilliant host, giving us the tools, tips and encouragement to dig as if our lives depended on it! We originally booked the 4 hours experience, my advice to novice gold diggers: less is more! After roughly 2...More

2  Thank Bernhard E
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I rarely write reviews (although I keep resolving to change that) and would be suspicious if I saw a 1-star review as somebody's only review, but you can see from my history of Forum posts that I'm a real person and long-time TA user. We...More

12  Thank TravelingFamily718
miner g, Owner at California Gold Panning, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

sorry, for some reason or another your reservation was not confirmed, therefore I was not set up for another group that day. Last year I took drive ups without reservation, and ended up with a bad review for not spending enough time with the groups...More

Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

I arrived 30 minutes early to find Gary already there & ready to start - we got the equipment set up & started working Gary worked right along beside me the whole time & told me all about the history of the area & the...More

2  Thank Les7h
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Miner Gary worked hard to make our experience a fun one. We dug for a couple hours, each bucket of dirt holding our hopes of finding a big golden nugget. That didn't quite happen, but we found some gold, & it was a cool process....More

2  Thank Steve L
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Not terrible... just not what we expected. We were looking for a personalized experience with a person that would show us how to look for gold, pan gold, and tell us about the local history. What we got was Miner Gary setting up a gold...More

11  Thank Traveller159753
Reviewed 14 August 2015

My nine-year-old daughter had nothing but gold in her mind during the four days we were in gold country. We tried the 2-hour sluicing and panning lessons as an introduction to gold prospecting. Gary showed us all the techniques and explained everything in a way...More

2  Thank Newman H
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