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Thread: Paydirt and the adventure with them.

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    Paydirt and the adventure with them.

    Well as I bought paydirt from 3 different sources I have to say it’s been interesting to say the least.

    Seller/Brand #1 gold rush tv show dirt. 1 1/2 lbs total yield .5 gram. Nice and chunky

    Seller #2 a ebay seller. 40 lbs came in about 39 lbs and a few oz.
    this one was more interesting to me saw their product reviewed by someone who does independent reviews. They must have got the bonanza or whatever the “one in three” average is for bonus gold. Well figuring if it’s one in three 2 lb bags I’d order a total of 40 lbs (including the bonus buy-so many get so many!) {figuring there is no way I shouldn’t see some “bonanza” extra gold}
    I have to say as of now I’ve processed about 7 of the 40 lbs. basically ended up with two 19.+lb bags. As of today I ran about 7 pans and a lb or two through the magic gold wheel. So far I would figure maybe be a color each pan, NOPE.. I’ve found so little gold my
    Thought Is never buy from them again. Very bummed

    Brand 3 ordered 5+ lbs and this seller is on eBay as well. Wow! So far 5 table spoons and 4 to 5! Color per table spoon!! I have 15lbs more on the way now.


    I guess I learned my lesson the hard way buy smaller batches first before buying a bigger batch.
    The 150 first 40lbs still is killing me to know I have probably many more lbs of pitiful panning.

    Feel free to chime in and tell you experiences!
    I’ve heard that sellers names are not ok to post.
    Last edited by OneStudPuppy; Feb 13, 2018 at 09:19 PM.

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    Itís all for entertainment and learning. Best gold value per dollar is to buy gold straight up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    It’s all for entertainment and learning. Best gold value per dollar is to buy gold straight up.
    1 small flake in about 7 lbs I guess does make one learn not to buy from again.
    Wasn’t much entertainment, more buyers remorse. Looks like I’m not only one who’s getting short of much at all.
    Feedback a couple days ago 10% or less.
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    buy from Amazon sellers. resd the reviews they normally talk about the amounts

    there are sellers that tell you your minimum per bag

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    i dont understand why poeple buy this stuff.just my some gold and mix it with your dirt.you will not have to pay for shipping on the dirt.and you will get alot more gold for your money.
    brad
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    iam with you on this one,
    brad
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    It’s all for entertainment and learning. Best gold value per dollar is to buy gold straight up.
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    "pay dirt
    ˈpā ˌdərt/
    nounNorth American
    noun: paydirt

    ground containing ore in sufficient quantity to be profitably extracted."

    That's what the dictionary say's. I'd pretty much guess that most if not all of those "paydirt" bags have been processed/highgraded/calculated. Now don't take me wrong because we live in a "country for profit" but geez... ya otta get some kinda values out of what is described as gold bearing dirt. Anybody out there that wants to buy my black sands after I've processed it just send me a dollar and postage....HA! I just use it in potting soil mix. And I totally agree that the best way is to buy "pure, clean flake" and if you want to practice mix it yourself. There is a HIGH to discover gold in cons but also a bummer when you don't find squat. Gotta run for now....gotta go get a couple of lotto tickets.

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    I totally agree with Kevin on this! Buy your gold without the bag of gravels! It's cheaper that way ! and if you just need something to pan , add your own material!
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    It's just not why people buy it.

    A much as people who "prospect" want to rail against it.

    As many times as you try to tell a person to buy gold and put it in dirt cause its "smarter" they won't.

    Even if they are told that the gold is salted.

    At the end of the day people who buy paydirt have no interest in putting gold in dirt and then panning it.

    If people came in my store to pan and I told them ok you buy the gold first and then put it in the pan and then re pan it...they would look at me like I was crazy.

    They want to pan.

    They want to "work" for the gold.


    I do warn against "unsearched" dirt as it isn't unsearched..usually means crappy dirt... buying by the pound is also not the way to go



    If you pan in my store or buy dirt from me you are getting gold from our claims. with a guaranteed weight. That is not that much higher than spot.

    Plus you get gem rough fossils, sharks teeth other fun stuff

    see that word there "FUN"

    Most sellers also ship using if it fits it ships boxes.


    Twenty years ago I worked a panning concession in Denali park Ak. we actually sourced our dirt unsearched from a mine North of Fairbanks.

    We filled bags from a pile below a 2" inch screen.

    Gold was around 300 an ounce probably less most of the summer.

    Heres how it worked. 1998 prices even.

    Buy a bag $ 15

    pan it.

    See your gold ...want it

    Ok you can buy it as spot..yes re read that!!


    99% of the people would buy it. I dried it and weighed it gave them the price and they paid.

    For twenty bucks more I would put it in a Bezel pendant with a chain. about half the people (wives) would do that.


    They wanted to pan gold and they wanted to keep it. Person after person.

    We had a display case full of nuggets vials of gold. pre made bezels etc sold slightly above spot.


    We hardly sold any of it... Even though right in your face no shipping involved it would have been the " smarter" "wiser" "cheaper" better" buy.


    Paydirt isn't going away people like it too much
    Last edited by Goldwasher; Feb 17, 2018 at 10:46 AM.

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    I brought home almost 30 gallons of material from my claim to give me something to do this winter and it's just been sitting out in the snow....I'm so lame!
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    I wish I had something to say about pay dirt but I just received my first one so we shall see how it goes!

  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1637 View Post
    i dont understand why poeple buy this stuff.just my some gold and mix it with your dirt.you will not have to pay for shipping on the dirt.and you will get alot more gold for your money.
    brad
    if I knew of a reliable place to get as one would pan naturally I may have considered it.
    As of now I don’t plan on buying more as I have enough to teach the kids panning. Hope to make it to a claim soon then can bring home some after searching the 20 acers for good soil with gold. I’ll be slusing too

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post
    buy from Amazon sellers. resd the reviews they normally talk about the amounts

    there are sellers that tell you your minimum per bag
    i looked at amazon but it seemed a lot more costly than eBay.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1637 View Post
    iam with you on this one,
    brad
    Quote Originally Posted by mendoAu View Post
    "pay dirt
    ˈpā ˌdərt/
    nounNorth American
    noun: paydirt

    ground containing ore in sufficient quantity to be profitably extracted."

    That's what the dictionary say's. I'd pretty much guess that most if not all of those "paydirt" bags have been processed/highgraded/calculated. Now don't take me wrong because we live in a "country for profit" but geez... ya otta get some kinda values out of what is described as gold bearing dirt. Anybody out there that wants to buy my black sands after I've processed it just send me a dollar and postage....HA! I just use it in potting soil mix. And I totally agree that the best way is to buy "pure, clean flake" and if you want to practice mix it yourself. There is a HIGH to discover gold in cons but also a bummer when you don't find squat. Gotta run for now....gotta go get a couple of lotto tickets.
    Quote Originally Posted by russau View Post
    I totally agree with Kevin on this! Buy your gold without the bag of gravels! It's cheaper that way ! and if you just need something to pan , add your own material!
    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post
    It's just not why people buy it.

    A much as people who "prospect" want to rail against it.

    As many times as you try to tell a person to buy gold and put it in dirt cause its "smarter" they won't.

    Even if they are told that the gold is salted.

    At the end of the day people who buy paydirt have no interest in putting gold in dirt and then panning it.

    If people came in my store to pan and I told them ok you buy the gold first and then put it in the pan and then re pan it...they would look at me like I was crazy.

    They want to pan.

    They want to "work" for the gold.


    I do warn against "unsearched" dirt as it isn't unsearched..usually means crappy dirt... buying by the pound is also not the way to go



    If you pan in my store or buy dirt from me you are getting gold from our claims. with a guaranteed weight. That is not that much higher than spot.

    Plus you get gem rough fossils, sharks teeth other fun stuff

    see that word there "FUN"

    Most sellers also ship using if it fits it ships boxes.


    Twenty years ago I worked a panning concession in Denali park Ak. we actually sourced our dirt unsearched from a mine North of Fairbanks.

    We filled bags from a pile below a 2" inch screen.

    Gold was around 300 an ounce probably less most of the summer.

    Heres how it worked. 1998 prices even.

    Buy a bag $ 15

    pan it.

    See your gold ...want it

    Ok you can buy it as spot..yes re read that!!


    99% of the people would buy it. I dried it and weighed it gave them the price and they paid.

    For twenty bucks more I would put it in a Bezel pendant with a chain. about half the people (wives) would do that.


    They wanted to pan gold and they wanted to keep it. Person after person.

    We had a display case full of nuggets vials of gold. pre made bezels etc sold slightly above spot.


    We hardly sold any of it... Even though right in your face no shipping involved it would have been the " smarter" "wiser" "cheaper" better" buy.


    Paydirt isn't going away people like it too much
    i woulda probably went with the case options but still did the panning expirence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnybravo300 View Post
    I brought home almost 30 gallons of material from my claim to give me something to do this winter and it's just been sitting out in the snow....I'm so lame!
    from your claim.. so you got not only a nice source but 30 gallons. Nice!!

    Quote Originally Posted by PioneerPauly View Post
    I wish I had something to say about pay dirt but I just received my first one so we shall see how it goes!
    it’s not a bad way to learn I think. Though my newest paydirt has so much small gold and flour gold I wish I had a small Miller table..

  13. #13
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    You can pick up raw Alaskan gold on eBay for around $35 a gram sometimes if your patient. Otherwise it runs a little more but it's fine. You still end up with your gold either way and would make for good practice.

    There are different sizes of gold you can buy so get what you need to practice with.
    Any old dirt to mix it in is fine. It all pans out the same.

  14. #14
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    The amazon prices are higher because you get more gold.


    I rake 100 gallons of material out of my way before I even start digging.

    Once you start working (trying to ) work actual ground you will realize ho " rich " paydirt actually is.
    Last edited by Goldwasher; Feb 18, 2018 at 10:41 PM.

 

 

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