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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnedoe View Post
    I've always liked this pan.... great for production.... It could be a little bit more ridged but it works great.

    Is that pan mainly for super fine gold? Would it work for fast production like my 15" super sluice?







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  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oregon Viking View Post
    Is that pan mainly for super fine gold? Would it work for fast production like my 15" super sluice?
    It's a great production pan.... Not so great for cleanup. But thats why I have smaller cleanup pans..... Right tool for the right job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnedoe View Post
    It's a great production pan.... Not so great for cleanup. But thats why I have smaller cleanup pans..... Right tool for the right job.
    I've always wanted the Easy pan but no longer use a pan much (detect now) but it would have cost me $33 to get one shipped from Carolina so I passed. I still love my Super Sluice and will always keep it around....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnpgoat View Post
    Hello everyone. I am looking to try my hand at gold panning this year and I’m wondering what your opinions are on pans. Any brand or particular type of pan that works best?
    Garrett 14" gravity trap pan.
    In my opinion, best all around pan you can get, bar none.
    If I could only have one pan, that would be it.

    The drop bottom makes the really fine gold just that much easier to capture securely, especially when using the smooth side to eliminate excess black sand.



    While learning an amazing new tecnique for dry panning I found that after trying out that same tecnique wet (keep adding water from a bottle as you go) it could greatly increase a beginners speed and confidence getting down to the gold. It's like learning to pan with training wheels..........
    Starts about 8:45 into the video using a Garrett super sluice pan and 5 gal bucket, will also work with the Garrett 14" gravity trap pan







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    My internet is so friggin' slow lately that I pass on video's but just looking at the pan above....notice how scuffed up it is. Well thats the trick to any pan. A nice new shiny pan is worthless no matter who makes it. Two ways to get your pan up to it's potential.....use it for years and years or sandpaper and spit. If it shows the very least bit of water beading up then it needs a work over. Let the dog play with it, bury it, eat kibble out of it and then loan it to the neighbors dog to do likewise. I'd rather use a hubcap off a '65 volkswagon than a brand new shiny pan.

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    Proline....black or green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Relichunter1 View Post
    Proline....black or green.
    Agreed! As my eyes have aged Iíve switched from the green to the black.

    Avoid the similar looking Estwng pan. Itís made of a more brittle plastic, and so, is prone to cracking.

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    My 17" proline pro pan folds up like a taco full of dirt not super impressed with it, its a bummer I like big pans. Got a 17" black keene pan that looks like a china pan but is made by keene, haven't tried running it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N-Lionberger View Post
    My 17" proline pro pan folds up like a taco full of dirt not super impressed with it, its a bummer I like big pans. Got a 17" black keene pan that looks like a china pan but is made by keene, haven't tried running it yet.
    Best large traditional style plastic gold pan is the Super Sluice by Garrett...tough and rigid...have several and not broken one yet.
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    For hard rock quartz gold vein sampling use a metal pan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by placertogo View Post
    Best large traditional style plastic gold pan is the Super Sluice by Garrett...tough and rigid...have several and not broken one yet.
    I like that pan too. Nice strength and a wide bottom. Just wish I could get a black one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave wiseman View Post
    For hard rock quartz gold vein sampling use a metal pan.
    Whats the reasoning?

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    The reasoning is that after you have your quartz rocks,dirt,clay in the pan and are rubbing the stuff round and round the contents will scratch a plastic/rubberized pan which at some point will trap very fine gold.Before you do the round and round rubbing you should scrub all the quartz rocks with a plastic brush as to reveal any species and remove colors from the quartz.Any colors out of a quartz vein are worth further sampling.
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    For me, minelab kits and pans are best !

 

 
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