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    Goldhog FlowPan

    I didnít expect much as this is my first time using it and I was at home. Followed capt nemoís directions on how much sand to put in the pan and stratify. Picked up 2 tiny gold specks. I was impressed as I wasnít sure if I stratified long enough or if I let too much sand go out. So far Click image for larger version. 

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    Just a WAG but I would say -50 +100. Check this out for inexpensive sieve sets (pioneer and camel) size 5 and 6". https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...30.SUVJbnjYPxU

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arizau View Post
    Just a WAG but I would say -50 +100. Check this out for inexpensive sieve sets (pioneer and camel) size 5 and 6". https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...30.SUVJbnjYPxU

    Good luck.
    Thanks for the info I’ll be sure to check it out.

    Did a few more pans with the FlowPan and a few flakes in each. FlowPan does save time compared to just panning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny45 View Post
    Thanks for the info I’ll be sure to check it out.

    Did a few more pans with the FlowPan and a few flakes in each. FlowPan does save time compared to just panning.
    You probably already know this but, now that you have confidence that the flow pan works....you will save more time on the stream, which equates to run more material, if you collect the concentrates produced from many flow pan loads to batch pan for gold recovery later. Just in case, test pan every once in a while to make sure you are still on the gold but don't waste your time individually panning each flow pan clean out.

    Good luck.
    Last edited by arizau; Apr 27, 2019 at 07:39 PM.
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    I'd go smaller at -100#. When on fine gold, I usually do a quicky rinse out if I see lots of black sand at the tail. I carry a wash tray big enough to fit the pan and a squirt bottle to rinse it down without disassembly. I still do a full cleanout every bucket though. I rather keep the heavies than try to clean them all the way down in the field.

    Sand is going to be slower than what Doc was showing in his vid, but the Flow Pan can still run it, and do a good job.

    And for those sitting on the fence, this is a product worth the money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Nemo View Post
    I'd go smaller at -100#. When on fine gold, I usually do a quicky rinse out if I see lots of black sand at the tail. I carry a wash tray big enough to fit the pan and a squirt bottle to rinse it down without disassembly. I still do a full cleanout every bucket though. I rather keep the heavies than try to clean them all the way down in the field.

    Sand is going to be slower than what Doc was showing in his vid, but the Flow Pan can still run it, and do a good job.

    And for those sitting on the fence, this is a product worth the money!
    Thanks for the tip Capt Nemo.

    The dirt I’m panning is all sand and gravel classified to 1/8. I would like to get into the river but I may have to wait until after snow melts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny45 View Post
    Thanks for the tip Capt Nemo.

    The dirt I’m panning is all sand and gravel classified to 1/8. I would like to get into the river but I may have to wait until after snow melts.
    Are you saying that you are pre-classifying your feed to 1/8" before using the flow pan or are you screening the flow pan concentrates? The main purpose of the flow pan is to classify and concentrate mixed size bank run material (mixture of fairly large rocks down to speck sized) down to about that size quickly without pre-screening which is extremely time consuming for 1/8". As to gold recovery panning minus 1/8" concentrates and chasing gold in the range of 100 mesh; you might be well served to save your black sand tails for re-panning in the future especially if you get some smaller mesh sieves. Gold, particularly smaller mesh sized gold, is often inadvertently lost when panned in a batch of mixed sizes that range from 1/8" and down.

    Good luck.
    Last edited by arizau; Apr 29, 2019 at 01:48 PM.
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    I classify only to 1/2" for the Flow Pan. No need to do 1/8".

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    My mistake I meant to say classified to 1/4th not 1/8th.

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    When using the FlowPan there’s a lot of sand that accumulates at the last section and under the mat is this normal or am I not stratifiing enough? How can I do multiple pans with this happening. Sand and gold will just blow out at the end because of accumulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny45 View Post
    When using the FlowPan thereís a lot of sand that accumulates at the last section and under the mat is this normal or am I not stratifiing enough? How can I do multiple pans with this happening. Sand and gold will just blow out at the end because of accumulation.
    Keep it under water and moving. Any gold will migrate under that sand just like in a regular gold pan. As long as you have a fluidized slurry, you will not lose gold. Only when material is packed is when gold will not be retained.
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    Thanks placertogo

    I will keep using the flowpan eventually I will figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny45 View Post
    When using the FlowPan there’s a lot of sand that accumulates at the last section and under the mat is this normal or am I not stratifiing enough? How can I do multiple pans with this happening. Sand and gold will just blow out at the end because of accumulation.
    Doc doesn't want you completely washing the mat down, so some sand still left at the tail is OK. The second and third set of the talon mat get washed pretty hard in use, but keep some sand in the rest of the mat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Nemo View Post
    Doc doesn't want you completely washing the mat down, so some sand still left at the tail is OK. The second and third set of the talon mat get washed pretty hard in use, but keep some sand in the rest of the mat.
    Save time and work. Don't completely wash everything out until the end of the day. You will not lose anything.

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    I figured out why I was having lots of sand at the tail, I had too much sand in the mixing tub sand was coming in from the sides. Scooped out all the sand and the flowpan is now working as it should.

    I did a quick 1 gal. of sand pan this morning. Plucked out 3 colors.
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