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.
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