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 GOLD PAN FEVER - GOLD RELATED VACATIONS!


Gold Mining Tours & Gold Prospecting Trips

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Tour
Descend 1000 feet underground in the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, an original 1890's gold mine.
Or tour Colorado's largest active gold mine, the Cresson Surface Mine.


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Argo Mine Tour and Ghost town, mining camp tour
Argo Mine Tour and Ghost town, and mining camp tour. Free gold panning instruction.
Idaho Springs, Colorado (35 minutes west of Denver)


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Gold Panning and Mine Tour - Silverton, Colorado
The Old Hundred ™ is a great family value. Gold panning is FREE with the purchase
of a tour ticket. Their miner’s sluice box is “salted” with the real thing so that you are sure
to find some “colors.”


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Colorado Mine Tours
A site that lists Colorado mine tours. There are many mines that you can tour in Colorado.

Consolidated Gold Mine Gold Rush
This is a mining attraction in Dahlonega, Georgia. Families can tour the mining area and
pan for gold.


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Big Thunder Gold Mine Tour
This is a very nice mine tour in the Black Hills of South Dakota. After the tour try your hand at
gold panning. Be sure and visit Mount Rushmore while you are in the area.


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Broken Boot Gold Mine - Deadwood, South Dakota
Visit the authentic Broken Boot Gold Mine, step into history and dig into the past.

Black Hills Mining Museum
Located in the mile-high city of Lead, South Dakota there is fun for the entire family.  Try your
hand at panning for gold, and learn about the history of gold mining in the Black Hills.


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Sutters Gold Mine Tour
Located in the heart of California gold mining country. Experience the California gold rush firsthand.

California Gold Company
Located near Jamestown,  Gold mining trips and gold panning tours
on the famous Woods Creek. Each trip is five hours long and includes digging,
sluicing, and panning for gold. Fun for the entire family.


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Jamestown - 1849 Gold Mining Camp
Jamestown, California is a historic 1849 gold mining camp. If you are really serious about
gold prospecting they have one, two, and three day courses where you will learn what to look
for when picking a spot, and get some real hands-on gold panning experience.


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Jamestown Gold Panning
Learn from real gold prospectors with years of experience.  Located in
Jamestown, California. Pan for gold on historic Woods Creek


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Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
James W. Marshall found shining flecks of gold in the tailrace of the sawmill he was
building for himself and John Sutter. This discovery in 1848 started the California gold rush.
Visitors have the opportunity to try panning for gold in the American River.


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Roaring Camp Mining Company
Located in Pin Grove, California,  Roaring Camp  is an old goldmining camp on the
Mokulmne River. In the past, it was accessible only by horseback, but since it was so
inaccessible, most of the gold still remains. Visitors can see our operating gold mine
and can mine their own gold by panning, sluicing, dredging, and dry washing.


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Crystal Gold Mine Tour - Kellogg, Idaho
Authentic 1880's underground gold mine. Experience underground
fun and adventure in a real gold mine.

Alabama Gold Camp - Near Lineville
Prospectors can pan, use sluiceboxes, Highbankers, dredges or metal detectors.
Equipment can be rented on site. Camp or rent a prospectors shack. Located near
the eastern part of the state near Interstate 20.


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Cotton Patch Gold Mine and Campground
Located in New London, North Carolina, the Cotton Patch
caters to the amateur and seasoned prospector alike.

Reed Gold Mine - North Carolina
Reed Gold Mine is the site of the first documented gold find in
the United States. From this discovery, gold mining spread
gradually to nearby counties and eventually into other southern states.
Guided mine tours and gold panning is available to visitors.


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Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours - Nevada
Tour the Historical Techatticup Mine.  It's the oldest, richest and most famous gold mine
in Southern Nevada.  Located just 45 minutes outside of  Las Vegas. Historical
mining tours and scenic trips on the Colorado River


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Panning For Gold in Goldfield, Arizona
Located at the base of the Superstition Mountains in the heart of Lost Dutchman country is
the restored ghost town of Goldfield, Arizona. Take an underground mine tour, pan for gold,
and ride a narrow gauge railroad past some historic mines.

Gold Panning Expedition - Near Goldfield, Arizona
Apache Trail Tours provides gold panning expeditions just east of Phoenix in the area
of Goldfield. 4 Hour guided tours with fun for the whole family.


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Arizona Gold Adventures
Arizona Gold Adventures provides custom, personalized, completely outfitted gold prospecting 
vacations near Phoenix, Arizona. Helicopter and ground gold prospecting expeditions.

Gold Mine Tour - Near Scottsdale, Arizona
Enjoy an exhilarating jeep ride up the "Road to Rackensack" and enjoy a gold mine tour of
the Rackensack Mine, located on 63 private acres in the middle of the Tonto Forest.


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Gold Bottom Mine Tours and Gold Panning - Canada
See placer gold mining as it is done today; learn the processes, from staking a claim to
selling the gold and all that's between. Hear stories about life in the historic goldfields of the
famous Klondike gold rush. Located in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.

Oregon Gold Trips
Has two gold mining camps, and offers guided and outfitted gold prospecting trips.
3-10 day gold mining trips offer full accommodations.  Pan for gold and search for
gold nuggets on this gold prospecting adventure.  Located in Southwest Oregon.


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Gold Panning Vacation
In addition to some of the great gold panning spots listed above,
here is a site that provides some good information for planning
gold panning or  gold prospecting vacation.

Gold Prospecting, Gold Panning - Places to Find Gold
This site has good information about where you can find gold in the United States.
Information is organized by state and county.

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