July 19, 2016

Jamestown: Gold Prospecting Adventures


Highway 49--Gold Rush Country

Gold Prospecting Adventures  18170 Main St., (800) 596-0009, (209) 984-GOLD.  Trips daily; 1 hr./$35+; family rates.  Reservations recommended.  Operating out of the town's old livery stable, this business supplies all equipment for its prospecting trips.  Participants get down and dirty in a stream, where they are taught the basics.  It is claimed gold has been found on every trip lasting 2 hours or more, and the rule is "finders, keepers."  I think the people that run this are really smart and are mining real gold as well as tourist gold, but everyone has a lot of fun.  Trips by river raft or helicopter can also be arranged.  Guides dress in period costume.  


office of Gold Prospecting Adventures in Jamestown, California
office of Gold Prospecting Adventures in Jamestown, California


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