Training and Trips

The training and trips will take place in Placer and El Dorado Counties which both are close to Sacramento, California.


Prospecting Day Trips with Sluice and Panning Training

$100.00 for one person, $80.00 each person if more than one attending (16 and over)


Children (Under 16): free when accompanied by 2 paying adults

Equipment: All needed equipment can be supplied or bring your own.

The all day prospecting and training trip requires you to be a reasonable hiker. We usually hike 20 to 30 minutes to a location where we are likely to find some amount of gold. The hike is relatively easy with some up and down hill areas. During the trip we will be panning and sluicing depending on the location.
I will train you in prospecting techniques, reading the river for gold locations and inform you about various areas you can prospecting. Or, if you have some experience just join me in a fun day on the river. Custom trips can be arranged.

Please call Jim Ruppel to arrange a day trip with training. (916)-933-3965

Equipment and Personal References

Please visit Pioneer Mining Supply in Auburn for all of your prospecting needs, 878 High St. Auburn, CA. 95603 530-823-9000.

For a reference call Pioneer Mining and speak with Heather or Frank and mention Jim Ruppel (not a Pioneer Mining employee). Contact Jim at (916)933-3965.

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