October 8, 2015

Gold Panning in the Mother Lode

Gold Rush Originals Gold PanningCalaveras is in the heart of California's Gold Country ... founded by the famous Gold Rush in 1849. We don't want to state this too strongly, but there's definitely still gold in them thar hills. Locals are understandably cagey about where exactly they make their finds, but some enterprising individuals will take you off to areas where they're confident finds can still be made (see below). Or, you can come into the Calaveras Visitors Center, pick up some inexpensive gold pans and head out to prospect on your own!

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Angels Camp Museum2
California Cavern, State Historic Landmark
gold panning
Stephen Kautz Ironstone Vineyards
roaring camp
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