The Heart of the Gold Country

Gold Panning

Gold Panning
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Gold can be found in Amador County in many forms. Mount a photo and historical expedition of the dramatic head frames at mines dotted throughout the county. Get a gold pan and try your hand at the real thing... you might find the nugget of a lifetime!
For a map and information about the gold mines of Amador ask for a "Gold Mine Trail" brochure at Amador Council of Tourism or Sutter Creek Visitors Center.
 
Kennedy Gold Mine in Jackson offers tours on weekends and holidays. They also have sluice-boxes and gold panning activities for kids. March-October.
 
Black Chasm Cavern in Volcano. In addition to daily 50-minute guided walking tours, they have Gemstone mining and Gold panning.  Also there is a Zen Garden Nature Trail, Labyrinth tour and an above ground nature hike.
 
Roaring Camp Mining Co. in Pine Grove All-Day Adventure Tour in to the Mokelumne River canyon with it's Placer Gold MIne, Wildlife & Artifacts Museum, Gold Panning, Fishing and Hiking. May-September.
 
Gabby's Gold Rush Tours Enjoy a fun, authentic, tour in the Heart of the Gold Rush Mother Lode.  Your personal guide is Gabby, a retired teacher with many years of local and regional history to share with you.  Pan for gold and take home a sample that you discover.
 
Jackson True Value Hardware store stocks Gold Panning supplies and guides. 
 
For places to pan for gold, we recommend:
 
Amador Council of Tourism
115 Valley View Way
PO Box 40
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
209-267-9249
 
Sutter Creek Visitor Center
71A Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
209-267-1344
Email: info@suttercreek.org
Web: www.suttercreek.org
 
Gold can be found in Amador County in many forms. Mount a photo and historical expedition of the dramatic head frames at mines dotted throughout the county. Get a gold pan and try your hand at the real thing... you might find the nugget of a lifetime!
For a map and information about the gold mines of Amador ask for a "Gold Mine Trail" brochure at Amador Council of Tourism or Sutter Creek Visitors Center.