The American Bar Quartz Mining Company

Take a step back in time and experience the fun of gold mining!

Our Host and Guide, John Close, has been mining the property for 30 years, first with dredges and high bankers until they were banned in California. He has studied the history and will treat you to a historic fun filled day of stories and gold panning on one of America's richest gold bearing rivers. 

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When inquiring about your gold panning adventure, please include the following: Number of people attending, arrival and departure dates/time, 2 alternate dates. This will make it easier for us to accommodate your trip. We look forward to hearing from you.

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