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    Gold pan evolution

    The gold pan. They manufacture metal ones, it was the norm years ago. Then came plastic pans. Lighter, rust proof...
    Today we have pans.. that don't look like pans!
    The Gold claw.
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    The EZ pan. I hear this one works.
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    The Banjo pan.
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    The turbo pan.
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    The Gold grabber.
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    The Le trap.
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    The hex pan.
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    Piont is, I won a contest. Included was the new Garret Gravity sluice pan.. I like that pan!
    But this one is like atta round.... An Offset, Acentric Design Delivers Improved Performance!
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    So I have the big ass super sluice pan, now they made it f'in crooked! WTF?







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    Actually, Garrett's new acentric design was predated by a few years by this pan made by Evco Plastics...The smooth "long" side actually has a series of fine concentric lines which aid in catching the finest of gold. A great pan, by the way.Click image for larger version. 

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    I like how you but them in order from dumbest at the top to useful at the bottom.

    One thing I've noticed over the years.

    The more you pay for a pan. The crappier it gets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post
    I like how you but them in order from dumbest at the top to useful at the bottom.

    One thing I've noticed over the years.

    The more you pay for a pan. The crappier it gets.
    Thanks bro. I did not intend that! Actually I missed a few "pans"
    The "burlap".. .. is best...seasoned with fish oil....

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    Last edited by Oregon Viking; Mar 20, 2019 at 04:39 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post
    One thing I've noticed over the years.

    The more you pay for a pan. The crappier it gets.
    Except the Flow Pan! But that's more a sluice concentrator than a pan.

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    The easy pan is my favorite pan to use when you can only pan or want to sample areas in a hurry. It catches everything and takes about 15 seconds to do a whole pan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Nemo View Post
    Except the Flow Pan! But that's more a sluice concentrator than a pan.
    I can process more material with a classifier and pan.

    So, its been a no way for me. Started with the hog pan. Tried it hated it.

    That made it even more "too expensive" for me

    Sorry, Doc. Gold Hog is still rocks otherwise

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    [QUOTE=enamel7;6132144]The easy pan is my favorite pan to use when you can only pan or want to sample areas in a hurry. It catches everything and takes about 15

    Seconds to do a whole pan.

    got two so I could send one to Delnorter.

    I do llike how fast it is. That Back wards slope is cool nothing is getting past it.

    Until I did want to finish down. The opposite saide wasn't shallow enough.

    Then it got all kinds of wonky. Tryin to swirl.

    I'm sure with more practice I would have came up with a technique.

    But its just easier to go back to the Green Monster.
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    The gold claw is interesting. Has anyone actually tried one?
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    Where is the garbage can lid? :-)

    I did not have a pan last year, and while this was just for sampling, I used a garbage can lid for one of those smaller garbage cans. It works, but I would not use it to get any gold, but just to test the streams it worked okay.
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    My old gold pan works pretty darn good!
    My go to pan is this cheapie 14". I have somewhere around 8 different pans and this is the only one that goes with me everywhere. Well I actually carry 2 pans. Black cheap 14" and a big 17" proline for bigger test pan samples.
    Funny thing is, I probably would not have bought the 14" but I found it years ago way above treeline and it has stuck with me ever since! It does its job well!

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    I still like my Hog Pan and it has gotten a lot of gold for me. I find it faster than a classifier and pan although I still have to put the Hog Pan concentrates in a regular pan for final panning.
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    I am of the belief that rocker boxes are an evolution of gold pans, though sluice like in appearance its concentrating action is closer in function to a pan.

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    Been using my Gold Claw both wet and dry. I like to go sampling up a dry creek (i live in AZ) and use the Gold Claw to dry pan hot spots - no need to blow concentrate. Wet it works great also. The commercials is right on saying it takes only 30 sec to pan 1/2 shovel full. New one has just been announced that can pan a 5 gal bucket in 45 sec. - same design only bigger. You don' have to classify before you pan. They also make a 9" mini they call a pocket pan - because you can carry it in a pocket that also works both wet and dry.

    Been prospecting for over 65 years and still have my old medal pan. I don't take any pan except the Gold Claw now that I have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick-SAR View Post
    Been using my Gold Claw both wet and dry. New one has just been announced that can pan a 5 gal bucket in 45 sec. - same design only bigger.

    Sounds very painful ! At that speed even if its true that pan would be way too heavy for me.

 

 
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