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    us
    Dec 2014
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    I love the garrett pans. I have to agree with the OP when I seen the new garrett pans I thought why. I guess if I ever need another pan I would try one but would rather not.

  2. #17
    us
    May 2014
    AZ
    Beach High Banker, Sweep Jig, Whippet Dry Washer, Lobo ST, 1/2 width 2 tray Gold Cube, numerous pans, rocker box, and home made fluid bed and stream sluices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slink View Post
    Sounds very painful ! At that speed even if its true that pan would be way too heavy for me.
    Heavy, maybe not but still backbreaking. The only saving grace for the extra weight is that the pan is worked while being held under water. Archimedes principle comes into play and the weight of the pan and it's contents reduces by the equivalent weight of the water displaced when submerged. Water weighs a little more than eight pounds per gallon. A gallon of regular beach sand weighs somewhere around thirteen pounds per gallon but when suspended under water in a gold pan it would weigh about five pounds....Just a little science lesson for ya'll.
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    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

  3. #18
    us
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    For me also. I have a hard enough time picking up 5 gal buckets at my age (81). The standard Gold Claw is about right for the output of my puffer and drop trap. So I have not reason to buy the bigger one.

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    Dave

    Oct 2018
    Coffeyville, KS
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    My first gold pan was the top part of a Boy Scout mess kit. Only about 8" in diameter, and the sides sloped up at a much sharper angle...but it worked great!
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  5. #20
    us
    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
    Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer & Motherlode, Gold Cube with Banker on top, Bazooka Goldtrap sluices, Angus Mackirk Expedition, Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveVanP View Post
    My first gold pan was the top part of a Boy Scout mess kit. Only about 8" in diameter, and the sides sloped up at a much sharper angle...but it worked great!
    ...and it didn’t cost 40 bucks (for a piece of plastic!) like a Goldclaw!

 

 
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