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ID:	1710079Went to the river today and classified a 5gal. bucket gravel sand to 1/4. I panned the sand with the flowpan in the river and brought back the concentrate to pan at home. Was surprised to see over 30 colors at the bottom of the pan. Flowpan works well on the tiny gold. Next time at the river I’ll try unclassified material and see how that goes.
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ID:	1710079Went to the river today and classified a 5gal. bucket gravel sand to 1/4. I panned the sand with the flowpan in the river and brought back the concentrate to pan at home. Was surprised to see over 30 colors at the bottom of the pan. Flowpan works well on the tiny gold. Next time at the river I’ll try unclassified material and see how that goes.
    Good idea. Considering it takes a lot of effort to bucket classify, I think that effort is better spent running unclassified since that is what it is designed to do....from Goldhog site "1000s and 1000s of miners and prospectors around the world LOVE their FlowPans. It’s being called the world’s fastest, because there is no longer a need to classify. Simply dump in RAW, unclassified pay, work, flush, and you’re done. a full pan of dirt takes about 15 — 30 seconds. A 5 gallon bucket can be worked in about 5-10 minutes."

    Good luck
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    If the gravel is stream classified, go for it. The stuff I'm digging can range from sand up to 8", and then there's the clay filled vuggy sandstone that needs a good cleaning. That's why I classify to 1/2" before Flow Panning.

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    Flowpan

    On Tuesday I flowpanned 5 buckets of unclassified at the river. Didnít do too bad.
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    I'll buy that for a dollar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arizau View Post
    Good idea. Considering it takes a lot of effort to bucket classify, I think that effort is better spent running unclassified since that is what it is designed to do....from Goldhog site "1000s and 1000s of miners and prospectors around the world LOVE their FlowPans. It’s being called the world’s fastest, because there is no longer a need to classify. Simply dump in RAW, unclassified pay, work, flush, and you’re done. a full pan of dirt takes about 15 — 30 seconds. A 5 gallon bucket can be worked in about 5-10 minutes."

    Good luck
    Would large rocks over 1 inch push some of the gold out while stratifying? Maybe better to classify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Nemo View Post
    If the gravel is stream classified, go for it. The stuff I'm digging can range from sand up to 8", and then there's the clay filled vuggy sandstone that needs a good cleaning. That's why I classify to 1/2" before Flow Panning.
    Im going to classify material the next time I’m out and compare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny45 View Post
    Would large rocks over 1 inch push some of the gold out while stratifying? Maybe better to classify.
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    I haven't watched this video for a while but it should give you some assurance to not worry about it. I do remember Doc stating somewhere that he does not recommend running pure sand but if you do then only run in small quantities. That is because it is difficult to keep a large quantity of sand feed liquified so that spaces open up to let gold settle through them. That is about the only thing you have to worry about other than dirt and clay clods that do not disintegrate. The only reason I would classify, other than tossing out bigger rocks, is if I had to bucket the feed very far to a water source...I trust Doc and his testing.
    Heavy pans.
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    Saw the video. The manual said not to use too much force to throw large rocks out you can loose some fine gold. Use less force and take rocks out by hand. I may have lost some gold as some rocks were being tossed out through the sides.
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    Yeah. The rocks weren't pushing gold out though but you may have been sloshing some out unknowingly. The purpose for less force is allow stuff to settle so you can hand pick the bigger rocks and then work on reducing the load down to concentrates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arizau View Post
    Yeah. The rocks weren't pushing gold out though but you may have been sloshing some out unknowingly. The purpose for less force is allow stuff to settle so you can hand pick the bigger rocks and then work on reducing the load down to concentrates.
    So I may or may not have lost some flake gold. I did not check the tailings. I am panning mostly sand and rocks keep sand piled up at the end of the mat so gold may not be settling. I have to take rocks out by hand and stratify again to blow a little of the sand out. Still learning what works best for me. At least I’m finding some gold.

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    I tried going through some of my tailings, and it took 3 pans before I found a speck. I don't know where it came from. May have tramped on my wetsuit, or was bucket spill, or maybe a genuine loss. But I have panned 3-400# with it, so if I'm loosing, it ain't very much.

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    Yesterday I flowpanned 5 buckets of unclassified material I picked out and washed the large rocks in the pan before I stratified. Results were not as good as the last time but happy to see color Iím still a rookie in this hobby.
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