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Gold Panning Crystal Sift@Real Gold Mine

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 20 reviews.Mariposa, United States

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Experience hosted by Daniel

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will meet at our Gem and mineral shop and then caravan to the mine. You will drive your own vehicle and follow me. The creek is located very close to the entrance of the mine. We are very lucky to have yearround water in our spring-fed creek for gold panning. We supply all the tools and pans and you get to keep all the gold you find! My goal is to teach you how to pan so you can go off and be able to find gold anywhere. I am highly experienced and can save you a lot of time and wasted money. I’m always happy to answer questions about equipment and other details of gold prospecting. After the two hour trip you will be a real prospector! I always tell people that I wish I was able to learn how to pan for gold on a real gold mine and gold country! It’s so hard for me to explain but look at the pictures and look at the people having fun. That’s what it’s all about! I love meeting new people and will tell you all about my story on the trip.
We will meet at our Gem and mineral shop and then caravan to the mine. You will drive your own vehicle and follow me. The creek is located very close to the entrance of the mine. We are very lucky to have yearround water in our spring-fed creek for gold panning. We supply all the tools and pans and you get to keep all the gold you find! My goal is to teach you how to pan so you can go off and be able to find gold anywhere. I am highly experienc…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    We supply the shovels gold pans and even give you a vial to put your gold i...
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Fri, 23 Oct
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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₹4,695 per person
Sat, 24 Oct
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
₹4,695 per person
₹4,695 per person
Sun, 25 Oct
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
₹4,695 per person
₹4,695 per person

Meet your host, Daniel

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 20 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My name is Daniel. I am the owner of Yosemite Crystals gem and mineral shop, as well as my 46 acre gold and crystal mine, located only 5 miles from downtown Mariposa. Enjoy easy access onto our property and creeks. Located near Mariposa, this is where the gold rush began! Now is your chance to experience what the pioneers experienced in a location where you can still find gold nuggets and beautiful quartz crystals! I personally spend two hours with you, teaching you how to pan or setting you up in a great area to seven and search for her beautiful quartz crystals. We have been doing these tours for years, and I still enjoy them as much as ever! It is my goal to give you a great experience! So come join us for what’s sure to be the highlight of your vacation! Don’t hesitate to message us with any questions before booking!
My name is Daniel. I am the owner of Yosemite Crystals gem and mineral shop, as well as my 46 acre gold and crystal mine, located only 5 miles from downtown Mariposa. Enjoy easy access onto our property and creeks. Located near Mariposa, this is where the gold rush began! Now is your chance to experience what the pioneers experienced in a location where you can still find gold nuggets and beautiful quartz crystals! I personally spend two hours with you, teaching you how to pan or setting yo…
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Where you'll be

So the most accurate description would be our river/Creek which is fed by our mountain and gold mines above. We sometimes like to split the trip with an hour of gold panning an hour of Crystal sifting and hunting. This gives you the opportunity to do both and it’s a lot of fun! We do everything at your pace and when you’ve had enough that’s OK. We will never push you to do something you are uncomfortable with!

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

Fiona
March 2020
This is a quite unique experience and full of fun. Daniel is very nice. He showed us the mines he owned, and teach us how to dig for gold and crystals. My eleven year old son really enjoyed the experience.
Victoria
February 2020
This experience was definitely one of a kind. So fun to dig out your own crystals and see the joy in my son's face when he did it himself.
Ann Marie
February 2020
Great experience with the kids! Daniel created such a fun trip for us! He has the knowledge and skills to help you understand and appreciate the process.
Noah
January 2020
A great way to learn what it takes to hand pan for gold. Also where to look for it and why. It was a fun experience.
Sherry
December 2019
This is a pretty authentic gold mining experience. Daniel does not appear to be "planting" gold to "find." We dug through the river bed and found a very small amount of gold. Aside from the fact that it was pouring down rain for the entire visit (Daniel contacted us and asked if we wanted to come another day but we were time restricted) we learned how to pan. Daniel was very patient and he is truly passionate about his endeavor.
This is a pretty authentic gold mining experience. Daniel does not appear to be "planting" gold to "find." We dug through the river bed and found a very small amount of gold. Aside…
R
November 2019
When my son was looking forward to immersing in doing panning and have an ear to ear smile days after, I knew I did something right 😊 Daniel made the activity fun and easy for my 9-year-old son to follow. He found 4 flakes gold. I personally love crystal more than gold. I found a couple of beautiful Rose Quartz and many other beautiful crystals. It was a nice fun family activity.
When my son was looking forward to immersing in doing panning and have an ear to ear smile days after, I knew I did something right 😊 Daniel made the activity fun and easy for my…

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Please bring water, clothes you don’t mind getting wet and water shoes or sneaker h can get wet/boots