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Gem Panning

New for Summer 2017 Gem Panning

Dig deep into the history of Bogus Basin, where swindlers used to manufacture fool’s gold and pawn it off to the unsuspecting shop owners in Boise. Bogus Basin got its name in the early 1860’s from these gold swindlers who used to manufacture fake gold in the basin. Purchase your pay dirt in the Basin retail shop, then take a stab at striking gold or finding gems in the Shafer Butte Mining Co. sluice.  A great activity for all ages.

Some restrictions may apply*

2017 Gem Panning Rates (tax not included)
1 Bag of Shafer Butte Mining Co. Pay Dirt $10