There's gold in them thar hills.! And with the help of Preacher John (30-yr miner) we found some. My Daughter (13) has wanted to go panning for a long time so we carved out a few hours to have some fun. We had an awesome time, but Ill tell ya.. this is a no frills activity (fun 4 the whole family) They supply the Boots, shovels, buckets, clarifyer, sluice, gold bottle & a lot of know how... You supply the blood sweat & muscle. Ok maybe you wont loose any blood but a blackberry thicket & I had issues..lol We went in April so temps were in low 80s... Bring water as digging on the creekside is hard work. In about an hour we had sifted 4 1/2 buckets of material to run throught the sluice & then panned it out. This group is awesome with the care & knowlege of the instruction. John spent much time with my daughter teaching her how to pan properly. Im partialy disabled so John drove me down to the riverbank in his truck. These guys go out of their way to make everyones experience a positive one. We got a little better than a half gram of gold as well as a beautiful chunk of quartz riddled with gold flake(awesome.!)
Anyway, they let you keep whatever you find. They have great package deals for treasure seekers at any level. For those that are experienced (bout $25 a day wih no instruction.. you bring own tools or you can rent them cheaply). We highly recommend Jamestown Gold Panning & look forward to stopping by again when we are up this way, Nicole is already planning out our next trip.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.