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Gold Panning Crystal Sift@Real Gold Mine

Mariposa, United States

Experience hosted by Daniel

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 10 people, private groups available
Outdoor setting
Includes equipment

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…

What's included

  • Equipment
    We supply the shovels gold pans and even give you a vial to put your gold i...

Meet your host, Daniel

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 60 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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/ person
Sat, 12 Jun
£44 per person
09:00 - 11:00
Join 4 other guests
£44 per person
Sun, 13 Jun
£44 per person
09:00 - 11:00
Join 2 other guests
£44 per person
Mon, 14 Jun
£44 per person
09:00 - 11:00
Join 2 other guests
£44 per person

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 4.97 out of 5 from 60 reviews.

Candice
June 2021
Daniel rescheduled us to avoid the hot temps and it worked out great. He is so knowledgeable about the area and was very helpful with the kids who were digging for gold! Very nice experience.
Sayaka
May 2021
The experience was canceled but Daniel took care of this and I could get 100% refund smoothly and quickly. When something is going well, it’s easier to take care of but Daniel dealt with the cancellation and refund process so quickly. I appreciate him to think about our situation.
The experience was canceled but Daniel took care of this and I could get 100% refund smoothly and quickly. When something is going well, it’s easier to take care of but Daniel dea…
Scott
May 2021
This is what a gold/crystal panning experience should be. Don’t waste your time or money on the gimmicky tours or add-ons to other things around Yosemite; this is the real deal. My 7-year old daughter and 3-year old son had a blast digging for gold, searching for crystals, and even panning in the creek and they were so excited when we found crystals and gold flakes. They already want to go back and immediately started panning for gold in our yard when we got home (spoiler alert: there is no gold in our yard). Daniel is really nice and enthusiastic and goes a great job teaching how prospectors actually find gold. Do be prepared to do some work—you’re actually going to be digging with shovels and it probably will be hot. I’d recommend bringing along some work gloves if you plan on doing this experience (I got a couple blisters from the shovel). You will need also be walking on uneven surfaces and carrying a buckets of dirt and rock. So this isn’t just a show-and-tell thing, but you will have fun and even find some crystals and even gold (Daniel estimated our “haul” was probably worth $7-$10).
This is what a gold/crystal panning experience should be. Don’t waste your time or money on the gimmicky tours or add-ons to other things around Yosemite; this is the real deal. My…
Wayne
May 2021
Daniel is a great teacher and is very knowledgeable about panning for gold and the history of the gold rush era. His property is an excellent place for kids and adults to explore how to find crystals and pan for gold. Our kiddos (ages 3 and 5) had tons of fun and found crystals and some flecks of gold, which we were allowed to take home with us. It was a great experience for the whole family and definitely worth the trip to learn about the history of the area and how to pan for gold.
Daniel is a great teacher and is very knowledgeable about panning for gold and the history of the gold rush era. His property is an excellent place for kids and adults to explore…
Calyx
May 2021
Such a fun activity! Daniel was so knowledgeable on the history of the area. We found a few flakes of gold and a couple crystals. Highly recommend!
Amanda
May 2021
We had a great time learning about rocks and minerals with Daniel, and panning for gold! Our 6 year old was in heaven :)

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Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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