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About Treasures in a Bag™

What is Treasures In A Bag all about? 

Located on 16 beautiful oak studded acres in the Nevada County’s Gold Country, Treasures In A Bag is a fun and unique experience for the entire family or alone to rest and search for gold or gems.

Treasures in a Bag Founder, Mardie Caldwell, describes how she got started with gold prospecting:

Whether you want to learn to pan for gold, or just haven’t had enough time to practice in finding the real stuff, we can help you! With our guidance, you will keep all you find and take home gold to re-practice panning with if you like.

Mardie shows a young prospector how to pan for treasures

Some visitors like to gem hunt or just relaxing over a cold beverage and work at our exclusive indoor “Gem Bar” with a tray of minerals and gemstones, then look at their finds under our microscope. You might just want to watch a video on panning, or other methods of gold recovery. You will definitely find the time you spend at Treasures in a Bag relaxing and fun and affordable!

You can choose from a nice selection of gem bags as little as $10 and up. Then, you can either rinse and search through your soil concentrates in our water troughs or pan concentrates to see what real gold looks like in the bottom of a pan. If you want to take your panning adventure along with you, you may head off to pan in the local streams. We will educat you on what to look for, and the right gold-panning tools are available for sale.

We will also share some places in the area where you can pan anytime. Panning is all day long as well as gem hunting, there is no pressure or time frame to finish. As long as you like to pan or hunt for gems, we are here for you. Everyone is welcome. You only pay if you play, so parents can relax or join in as the kids find treasures, but be aware it is addicting, and way fun. Many adults find it hard not to get involved in digging and panning themselves.  We have regulars that come after work to unwind and relax before going home. It is safe and peaceful. Come by for an hour or two and have some fun. 

Finding gems

Unlike any other location, Treasures in a Bag is privately owned and located on 16 private acres and guarantees gold or gems in each bag. with our specially being special bags filled with minerals and rocks, gems from around the world as well as right from the streams of Nevada County where gold was abundant in 1849.

Our location and program has been designed and created for a simple purpose: To place to have good clean FUN and as a fundraiser for Lifetime Adoption Foundation ™ at the same time!

The proceeds from our gem and gold panning go to help women and children in need. You can learn more about this at  







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