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    us
    Aug 2010
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    Gold Pan Hoarding?

    Back in the mid-1990’s, soon after I started prospecting for gold, I had a 16” steel pan, 2 Garrett 14” pans, a Garrett 10” finishing pan and a couple of Buzzard Special GPAA pans. I can recall my late wife asking “Do you really need so many gold pans?”

    Fast forward to 2019. Yes, I have recovered gold with every one of these. Some work better than others and some excel at certain conditions. We never know when we are going to need a gold pan!Click image for larger version. 

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    us
    Oct 2009
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    LOL. how do you like those bateas?
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    us
    Aug 2010
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    The bateas work really well. You have to use a good swirling action and let the light material fly off evenly around the edge.

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    us
    Mine President, XPBC, GIH, stamp mill operator, snuffer bottle owner.

    Dec 2013
    Arcata, California
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    It look like more of a collection, if you had stacks of the same pan you might have a hoard.
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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by N-Lionberger View Post
    It look like more of a collection, if you had stacks of the same pan you might have a hoard.
    Thanks! Now I am somewhat relieved...I was afraid I was going to end up on one of those “Hoarders” TV shows...

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    us
    Apr 2015
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    I bought 4 of the Garrett 10/14 kits. The first kit I paid full price, and the rest were on clearance. Nice having the same pans when you have to pan back n forth a couple of times.
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    us
    Jan 2015
    Morris County, NJ
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    For whatever reason (maybe because I'm listening to Christmas music) when I saw all those pans I pictured them hanging on a Christmas tree as ornaments. You certainly have plenty enough.
    One flaw, though, is that the pans are heavy and might have trouble hanging on the tree. And most of the pans are green and the tree would be green so the pans would blend in, but if you could pull it off I still think it would look amazing!
    - Brian

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    Oct 2008
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    Good idea about decorating the Christmas tree brianc053. In the theme of how hard gold is to find use a nice dead manzanita bush/tree. They’re plenty tough enough to hold the pans and would be a good change. The more I think about it .............

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    Well your all set to invite ALL of your neighbors over for pasta !

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    Mike

    Dec 2014
    Bodfish and Marin county CA
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    Nice collection -- I have the same problem as I'm a collector and go to lot's of garage sales.
    How can you pass up a gold pan for $1.00 -- I'm to the point now that if I already have the same pan I (might) not buy it.
    Can't post a picture now but will in the future to prove I've got you beat.
    Cheres Mike
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    Stay thirsty my friends

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    us
    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodfish Mike View Post
    Nice collection -- I have the same problem as I'm a collector and go to lot's of garage sales.
    How can you pass up a gold pan for $1.00 -- I'm to the point now that if I already have the same pan I (might) not buy it.
    Can't post a picture now but will in the future to prove I've got you beat.
    Cheres Mike
    You are my hero!
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