Gold Panning in Tuolumne County

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There is gold in them, thar hills! Although the Fandango Halls and gun fights are but an eerie presence found in the ghost towns the miners abandoned, the boom of the 1849 Gold Rush left nuggets and frontier adventures behind.

In Tuolumne County, several mines are still open that allow visitors to pan for gold as the 49ers once did, and there are several gold panning adventure companies that teach prospecting courses for adventurous miners who seek a true Gold Country experience.

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Adjacent to Columbia State Historic Park, 24 newly renovated units include AC, WiFi, Satellite TV, in room coffee, microwaves. Seasonal swimming pool, DVD players/movies upon availability. Mining charters and mining supplies offered.
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22646 Broadway St.
Columbia, CA 95310
60872
209-984-4653 View Website Map
Jimtown 1849 mining camp is world famous, open year round. Individual, families, corporations groups, tour buses and school adventures. Private parties, unique sightseeing trips. Gift shop and museum. Day use rental.
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PO Box1040
Jamestown, CA 95327
60884
209-532-9693 View Website Map
Take a virtual tour of a real working mine still producing gold! Gold panning, slucing instruction. Beginners and children are our specialty. Educational programs and demonstrations. Mining relics, gold for sale. Open daily spring thru…
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22675 Main St
Columbia, CA 95310
61034
209-962-1177 View Website Map
Private guided Yosemite tours that are customized to each individual group (fly fishing, artist hikes, adventure hikes, valley tours, nature tours, gold panning, stargazing). Where Yosemite adventure begins.
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19045 Crocker Station Lane
Groveland, CA 95321