LinkExchange
LinkExchange Member

Family Trips


We will make reference to a given number of pans per hour in the following text. The number used is an average, the more pans of material you process the more gold you find.

We find gold on every trip of 2 hours or more and you keep all the gold you find.


GOLD PANNING
5 pans per hour.


Spend quality time with your family panning gold in the shade of the cottonwood trees at the Jimtown 1849 Gold Mining Camp only 50 feet from the parking area.

AdultAdult + Child2 Adults
1/2 Hour$10$15$20
1 Hour$15$25$30
2 Hour$30$50$60
3 Hour$45$75$85

The family rate is based on 2 paying adults (3 children 12 and under are free). Additional children 12 and under are $5.00 each. Children 13 - 17 are always 1/2 individual price (ask for your discount coupons).


SLUICE BOX & GOLD PANNING
100 Pans per hour


The next step up from gold panning is using the sluice box. After panning a while you will soon appreciate using the Sluice Box. It is much more effective in finding gold. Best of all the water does the work for you!

AdultAdult + Child2 Adults
3 Hours$60$95$110
5 Hours$70$115$140
2 Days$135$220$265

The family rate is based on 2 paying adults (3 children 12 and under are free). Additional children 12 and under are $10.00 each. Children 13 - 17 are always 1/2 individual price (ask for your discount coupons).

If you choose the 2-day trip you will be introduced to some new mining equipment. In addition to panning for gold and using the sluice box, we are going to use a suction gun and a hand held viewer to clean the crevices under the water along the edge of the creek while looking for nuggets.


BONANZA
1000 pans per hour.


On this Highbanking trip you move even more material because we move the sluice box to your site and pump the water to you.
Per person $165.00
Special Family Rate $269.00

The family rate is based on 2 paying adults (3 children 12 and under are free). Additional children 12 and under are $15.00 each. Children 13 through 17 are $50.00 each. Ask for your discount coupons.


THE HUMDINGER
1000 pans per hour.


Per person $195.00
Special Family Rate $390.00

What would you pay someone to dig out the overburden down to the bedrock and then you dredge on the bedrock? Well that's what the Humdinger trip is. After hand digging the overburden we use dredge components and refill the hole with water and you get to dredge the bedrock hole. The discharge goes into a "settling pond" before it is returned to the river. After the hole is dredged we refill and reslope it as it was before. Then we reseed and it is returned back exactly as it was, less the gold.

The family rate is based on 2 paying adults (3 children 12 and under are free). Additional children 12 and under are $20.00 each. Children 13 through 17 are $50.00 each. Ask for your discount coupons.



ELECTRONIC PROSPECTING


The 3 basic applications of a metal detector for finding gold are:

  1. Search the old tailings (mine dumps) for gold the old timers might have lost.
  2. Randomly searching the stream bed.
  3. Tracing the gold found in the stream bed back to its source.

To learn methods 1 & 2 is $125.00 per day (5 hours). Essentially, all metal detector instruction is done in the field. If you have owned one for a while you will understand the necessity of learning field techniques; otherwise the detector will just sit in the box unused.

The rewards for learning the 3rd method can be astounding. You will learn how to combine current technology with the time-tested methods used by the old "pocket hunters" of yesteryear.

Are you an expert or a metal detecting guru? Do you know everything about the metal detector and how it works? Have you have found some nuggets and want to learn something new? If so, then this 3-day trip is for you. In 15 hours we'll teach you how to find the "float" in the stream bed and retrace it back to it's source. Everything you need to know to become a knowledgeable "pocket hunter" is included in this trip.

$675.00





Click here to email for information


or call for more information at
209-984-4653
For reservations call
1-800-596-0009


Gold Prospecting Adventures, LLC
18170 Main Street P.O. Box 1040
Jamestown, CA 95327-1040

209/984-4653
FAX 209/984-0711
Reservations 800/596-0009


Back to Gold Prospecting Adventures



© G.P.A. Inc. 1997. All Rights Reserved.