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Discovering Gold in Big Bear Lake California

IT'S NEVER BEEN EASIER TO FIND REAL GOLD IN BIG BEAR LAKE!

HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO PAN FOR REAL GOLD AND TAKE HOME HISTORY'S MOST SAUGHT AFTER PRECIOUS METAL!

ADULTS AND CHILREN ALIKE CAN LEARN HOW TO PAN AT OUR GOLD RUSH MINING SLUICE 364 DAYS A YEAR!

Gold, and the adventure of searching for it has long been part of history for thousands of years. The discovery of gold in our golden state of California was born on January 24, 1848, tpay-dirt-goldhe first gold seeker to make the discovery in California was James Marshall who discovered his lucky strike at Sutters Mill in Coloma, California. The exciting news of the strike spread like wildfire and the Calfornia Gold Rush began and brought upwords of 300,000 people to California from all over the United States as well as abroad.The gold seekers, were called, "forty-niners". As one could imagine, they faced enormous hardships and had to persevere the most difficult of circumstances. Living the life of a gold seeker was not an easy one to say the least.

It's been said that in the early days, gold nuggets could be picked up off the ground. Once the seekers had consumed the materials on the top of the soil, the gold was then recovered from streams and riverbeds using panning techniques.

That largest gold strike in Southern California was right in our own backyard. In 1860, Bill Holcomb came to Big Bear where he had made the largest discovery in the Southern region of California. As you can imagine, this discovery also brought many a thrill seeker to our valley and the rest is history.

Although Discovering gold in Big Bear today isn't as difficult as it was when Bill Holcomb struck it lucky back in 1860. Since that time, many gold seekers visit the valley in search of mother natures precious metal, some go home empty handed while others have been lucky enough to hit pay dirt. It has been said that the "Mother Lode" in our valley has never been discovered!

Here, in our Miners Mercantile, our prospectors have searched and dredged to bring you the opportunity to enjoy the fascinating exploration, exhiloration, and techniques of how real miners pan gold ore right down to the black sand that prospectors call "pay dirt" to find gold flakes and nuggets.

For those of you who gots the fever, gold fever that is, our gold panning is just the thing to help you experience what it was, and is like, to look down and find the beauty of shimmering gold in your very own pan. For you, the task is simple AND you are guaranteed to hit pay dirt EVERYTIME! All you need do to discover your own "glory hole" is to mosy on over and pay a visit to our Gold Mine Gift Emporium and decide which pay dirt option you want to purchase. All of our gold pay dirt and panning kits currently offered are endorsed by the hit reality television series, Gold Rush on the Discovery Channel.

Gold ProductsAll of the pay dirt options and kits we offer have authentic REAL gold inside, no two bags are exactly alike, there's no telling how much gold you will get as it will also depend upon how careful you are at panning and extracting the gold itself. None the same, you will have fun during the process. This is a great way to introduce kids to the history of the gold rush and let them experience what pioneers in the early days had to do in their quest to, "go for the gold".

We have also put together a small paydirt sack for the kiddies that contain, Fool's Gold! It's a wonderful way to give the kids the experience and thrill of gold panning at a very affordable price. They too will take home their own gold as well as their own burlap keepsake sack just like the real gold pay dirt sacks.

In addition, an informative card accompanies the Fool's Gold telling a little about the mineral as well as historical facts. This is a fun and exciting way to give kids hands on experience and teach kids all about panning for gold and the mining experience.

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IMPORTANT FACT with ALL the 'GOLD RUSH PAY DIRT": Some Pay Dirt Sacks AND Vials have been generously salted to yield $50, $100, and $200.00 dollars worth of gold. Your odds are purdy good to hit a lucky strike as they salt one sack or vial out of every 250 sold worldwide. The photo to the right is a lucky prospector who bought one of our one pound Gold Rush Pay Dirt sacks, he panned the pay dirt and discovered $200.00 worth of gold! Needless to say, he was quite happy!

ALL PAY DIRT IS GUARANTEED to contain GOLD!

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Our Twin Vials of Authentic Pay Dirt.

1 out of every 250 vials of Pay Dirt contains $50 of REAL GOLD NUGGETS!

With 2 vials in every pack your odds are doubled!

 

 

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Our Mini Panning Kit includes a 4" mini gold pan, pay dirt, vial, tweezers, certificate of authenticity and instructions.

It's the perfect Stocking Stuffer and starter kit. one_pound_pay_dirt

1 out of every 250 mini-kits contains $50 of REAL GOLD NUGGETS!

 

 

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1 out of 250 sacks of our half pound pay dirt contains... $100.00 of REAL GOLD NUGGETS!

 

 

 

 

 

1 out of 250 sacks of our full pound of pay dirt concentrate contains $200.00 of REAL GOLD NUGGETS!

 

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Each kit includes a professional gold pan, snuffer bottle, vial, certificate of authenticity and a 1lb bag of authentic GOLD RUSH Pay Dirt guranteed to contain REAL GOLD!

1 out of every 250 kits contains $200 of REAL GOLD NUGGETS!*

 

 

FOR CURRENT PRICING on our Gold Products CALL 909 866-5678

 

 

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