Strike It Rich Adventures’ owner and primary instructor, Rich Dvoracek, is a Geologist, Mining Historian and Paleontologist who received his education from UC Davis. Rich, a.k.a. “Miner Rich” has over 15 years experience teaching G.A.T.E. and after school programs in the subjects of Mining History, Geology, Gemology and Paleontology. Rich is also the featured miner in a Gold Rush educational DVD for school aged children. See Link: Dig Into History
For the past 9 years he has taught 1850’s gold rush living history to thousands of school children. Rich has also taught adult geology classes, and has been a guest speaker for various organizations and colleges. Rich has competed in several state, national and international gold panning championships, bringing home the gold in the 1990’s in the national gold panning championships.
Rich’s passion and love for gold rush history, rocks, and fossils is contagious to those who attend his tours and programs. He carefully selects and trains his fellow instructors, making sure they share his enthusiasm for teaching and making learning a fun and positive experience.
“Our mission is to provide the highest quality educational experience using “hands-on” history to excite kids of all ages about geology, mining history, and natural history of the gold rush area.”
Strike It Rich Adventures is licensed and insured, and is a gold member of the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce.