Feb 11, 2017, 10:25 PM
I went to the gold show today and saw these folks demonstrate their pan, they said the demo would astound me into buying one. They asked me what color gold pan I like and I told them blackened steel. It appears to be a functional pan, if it were average pan price i might have picked one up for the collection. The guy said he designed the pan because the avarage time it takes to work down a five gallon bucket of dirt with a more traditional pan was about an hour. I'm sorry thats way too much time to work down 5 gallons of bank run. He also told me that his pan operated more like a bazooka sluice than a pan on account of heavies displacing lights instead of stratification and washing, it looked a lot like stratification and washing to me. The deal with the clear pan is supposed to be about contrast and it isnt actually all that clear, instead of squinting looking for the gold against green blue or black the clear is supposed to be best, but only when its in the water...
The GPAA gold shows are true miner mines. I see all these folks with GPAA membership kit under one arm and a brand new AMP sluice under the other eating up everything everyone tells them. You cant find gold without this "thing".
Feb 12, 2017, 07:06 AM
Yep newbees love new things (and lots of them) without really understanding what they are doing. I guess everyone gets the fever and jumps in , then eventually they have someone show them whats up! Ive fallen for that line also ! I think im over it for now...........My first bite was in 83 , I was ready to walk...NO , RUN out of work and quit my good paying job to become a gold prospector , or so I thought! At 70 years old Ive slowed down .............somewhat! Ive got lots of equipment and have run out of storage space and Im a 70 y.o. F.O.G. and I feel it!
Feb 12, 2017, 07:41 AM
I can dig it! "WP"
The most I've spent on a pan was $20 at a recent GPAA gold show. It retails for $29.95 and was selling at the show for $25 but I was there the last day of the show and my $20 offer was accepted. I got caught up in the frenzy because I saw so many folks walking around the show with one in hand who purchased after watching the live demo.
I did not really need it because I do fine with a standard $5 pan.
But now I have a new gadget to play with when the weather breaks this spring.
I've lost count of how many pans this latest addition to my arsenal makes.
Guess I'm a sucker for gadgets if they are in my price range.
Go for the gold
Last edited by Goodyguy; Feb 12, 2017 at 10:33 AM.
Feb 12, 2017, 10:37 AM
Goldfleks. You will have to be very careful about any visits to the Auburn and the surrounding areas, Two former East Fork TNET members came up for a mining vacation and decided immediately they had to move here. A third one gets here as often as possible and is enroute today for more mining action. A $15 pan and a sack lunch will get you color.
Originally Posted by Goldfleks
Feb 12, 2017, 12:10 PM
Wouldn't be the worst decision I could make in life Mom, Dad, I'm moving to gold country to be a full time gold digger!
Feb 12, 2017, 01:16 PM
The Banjo Pan!
Originally Posted by Goodyguy
It does work well
Mine is green (free from the company) but I like my black prototype/test version better. I wonder why they don't make a black production version.
Feb 13, 2017, 10:40 AM
Yea they stay regardless of how much fun we make of them and our purposeful lack of hospitality. We're gonna have to start doing something different!!
Originally Posted by goldenmojo
See, you guys at nine
Feb 17, 2017, 09:16 AM
"...I see all these folks with GPAA membership kit under one arm and a brand new AMP sluice under the other"
Least they got the sluice right.
Feb 17, 2017, 09:54 AM
I think you missed his point...
Feb 17, 2017, 11:09 AM
Feb 24, 2017, 07:04 AM
Makes two of us. I'm also a lover of gadgets in my price range. The turbopan is the most expensive I ever bought.
Originally Posted by Goodyguy
I did get a dedicated competition pan for birthday once, was like 40$!
I've used the competition pan less then a dozen times. Doesn't fit in the backpack.
Turbopan is used regularly, besides my batea it's my go-to pan.
The gold (claw) pan showed in this thread looks to tiny to even consider.
Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.
Feb 24, 2017, 07:11 PM
Eu citzen where did you find your Batea? Ive always wanted one of those.
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