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Salmon Falls Gold Prospecting

Reservation Required

Placer and El Dorado Counties, CA

  • Phone: 916-933-3965
  • Web site: http://www.salmonfallsgoldprospecting.com
  • Length of Vacation: Day trips
  • Cost: $100 each person / or $80 each for group rate (2 or more)
  • Open: Website does not say, call
  • Type of Prospecting: Gold – Training Trips available in Panning, Crevassing or Sluicing
  • Equipment: Supplied or bring your own
  • Instruction: Included in the price
  • Lodging: Driving distance
  • Meals: Bring your own

From their web site:

With hands-on training, you’ll learn gold prospecting techniques and develop knowledge of where to look for gold. Combine that with a bit of luck and you’ll take some gold home with you. An experienced prospector myself, I can’t promise gold but I can guarantee you’ll have fun in the great outdoors. During your training you will learn techniques in panning, sluicing and reading the river for the best gold locations. Currently, the training and trip locations are on various rivers located in El Dorado County and Placer County, California.

Though I’ve been prospecting for gold for the past eight years, my passion is rooted in a rock collecting hobby which began as a young teenager. My family encouraged me to develop an awareness and knowledge in this field that continues to fascinate me. As a member of the Motherlode GoldHounds, a local prospecting club, I enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts as we head off on prospecting outings here in Gold Country. The rewards of metal detecting, sluicing, sniping in the water and hiking our stunning mountains are well worth the effort.


  1. Richard Walsh

    Hello there..Is there a public place in the Sierra’s or Placerville California Gold Counrty area with a creek that I could pan and maybe even set up a sluice box? and maybe even a campground close to camp at? Would like to try my hand looking for gold…social security is not cutting it lol… Thanks for the time rw
    I also live outside of Kingman Az if there is a place like I’m asking for in my area?

    • Dan

      Hi Richard, thanks for visiting my site. I am not affiliated with any of the sites listed here. I simply put them all in one place so people can find them easier. If you would like to leave a message for Salmon Falls Gold, please visit their website. You can find the link above.

      Good luck!

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