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    Mike

    Dec 2014
    Bodfish and Marin county CA
    Garrett , Whites keene puffer drywasher , Keene A51 Sluice
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    Gold Pan collection

    I can't help it I'm a collector so don't ask why.

    Most were bought at yard sales with the exception of the two
    Green Garrett Gravity trap and super sluice.

    I have 53 in pictures and 2 not shown for a total of 55


    My favorites

    1) 14" black Proline Professional

    2) 14" Garrett Gravity trap (wish it was black)

    3) 15" Garrett super sluice (I need two hands to use)

    4) 14" No name black with Y that channels your Cons (also holds you thumb)

    5) 11" finishing is black and marked 1849 gold pan made in California.
    I have a few of these only one has a wide bottom (the one I like)

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    A little fall color and some un-panned drywash cons.
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    Cheers Mike
    Stay thirsty my friends

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    Wolf Pack!

    Jan 2014
    Brookings-Harbor Oregon
    Bounty hunter gold digger Keene A52 with Gold Hog mats Keene A52P Blue Bowl Gold-N-Sand hand dredge
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    "Call me ArfieBoy"

    Aug 2011
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    Nice pan collection! It never occurred to me to collect pans. Thanks for sharing!
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    Mar 2016
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    I've only found one gold pan detecting. Either they rotted out quickly or were highly prized possessions. I think a little of both, but mostly the latter.
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    Ed Tracy

    Jan 2015
    Shoreline,wa
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    I don't see a square pan, most efficient way to pan if you can't run a sluice.

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    MAGA

    Dec 2015
    Jefferson Coast
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    I'm right there with 'ya on the top three favorites! Great collection and I won't ask why.
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    Mar 2012
    Idaho
    Gold Hog Stream Sluice
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    Mike, good post. I'd like to add to it with this 1957 Kress pan. The history of this pan is on my blog and the pan is now back in the possession of Mr. Kress's nephew.
    Bob
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    Mike

    Dec 2014
    Bodfish and Marin county CA
    Garrett , Whites keene puffer drywasher , Keene A51 Sluice
    453
    1180 times
    Drywashing , Sluicing , Panning
    Quote Originally Posted by et1955 View Post
    I don't see a square pan, most efficient way to pan if you can't run a sluice.
    Never tried one but not running out to buy one.
    Hope one shows up at a garage sale
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    Stay thirsty my friends

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    Mike

    Dec 2014
    Bodfish and Marin county CA
    Garrett , Whites keene puffer drywasher , Keene A51 Sluice
    453
    1180 times
    Drywashing , Sluicing , Panning
    Quote Originally Posted by Underburden View Post
    Mike, good post. I'd like to add to it with this 1957 Kress pan. The history of this pan is on my blog and the pan is now back in the possession of Mr. Kress's nephew.
    Bob
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    Very cool and thanks for the history on that pan. I would have had a hard time letting that one go and glad the nephew has it.
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    Stay thirsty my friends

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    Mike

    Dec 2014
    Bodfish and Marin county CA
    Garrett , Whites keene puffer drywasher , Keene A51 Sluice
    453
    1180 times
    Drywashing , Sluicing , Panning
    Quote Originally Posted by wildminer View Post
    I'm right there with 'ya on the top three favorites! Great collection and I won't ask why.
    Yep -- those three out of all I have tried are in my opinion the best.
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    Stay thirsty my friends

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    Mar 2016
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    I’ve found gold rush era hand punched circular screens that I suspect were made to place in the bottom of a mining pan...so it’s not a new idea..not even in the 1950’s.

    Looks useful though.
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    Aug 2004
    Olympia WA
    Minelab Xterra 70, Minelab SD 2200d, 2.5", 3", 4"and several Keene 5" production dredges, Knelson Centrifuge, Gold screw automatic panner
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    Not a square pan in sight....what a shame
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    Mike

    Dec 2014
    Bodfish and Marin county CA
    Garrett , Whites keene puffer drywasher , Keene A51 Sluice
    453
    1180 times
    Drywashing , Sluicing , Panning
    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaro View Post
    Not a square pan in sight....what a shame
    So you guys up in Washington are going to make me buy a square pan
    Can you recommend the one you like?
    Cheers Mike
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    Ed Tracy

    Jan 2015
    Shoreline,wa
    Equinox 800
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    The one I have been using for over 30 years is the Le Trap square pan, the inventor had a mining club up here in Washington, never got to meet him but I did mine with some of the members of the club.
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    Mike

    Dec 2014
    Bodfish and Marin county CA
    Garrett , Whites keene puffer drywasher , Keene A51 Sluice
    453
    1180 times
    Drywashing , Sluicing , Panning
    Quote Originally Posted by et1955 View Post
    The one I have been using for over 30 years is the Le Trap square pan, the inventor had a mining club up here in Washington, never got to meet him but I did mine with some of the members of the club.
    Question -- do you use two hands when you use it and are you hunched over?
    Youtube vid I watched did not make it look to comfortable.
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    Stay thirsty my friends

 

 
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