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American Gold Prospecting Adventures

10% Off Gold Prospecting Classes & Adventures

Learn How to Find Gold & Gems in New England & Arizona

Looking for a new and exciting way to enjoy the outdoors and find gold & gems? American Gold Prospecting Adventures offers hands-on gold prospecting and gem hunting classes and adventures on the rivers and streams of New England and the hills and deserts of Arizona.

  • Learn all about gold and gems, where they come from, and where to find them
  • Learn panning, sluicing and rock hounding techniques
  • All equipment included for use that day
  • Keep all the gold & gems you find!

Locations are in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Arizona. Here is a typical gold prospecting class in a nutshell:

  • We discuss the sources of gold, specifically the area we are in, and how it moves
  • How to choose a good spot to prospect, reading a river, and good digging techniques
  • Panning techniques, the most critical step in effective prospecting
  • Hands on panning instruction
  • Setting up and running a sluice and gold trap
  • And of course, finding some gold!

dsc_0642-300x198This is a great adventure for anyone 12 years old and up. We offer discounts for groups of 6 or more.  And you’ll receive a 10% discount off 3 or 6 hour classes or adventures if you use your Newburyport.com VIP card or App.

Register for a class today!

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