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Author Topic: Gold Pans - Back to Basics  (Read 34054 times)

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Offline Golddigger

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2008, 01:55:26 PM »
Here is a German site that sells the Chinese pan and another flat style pan, thats a little different than we are used to here.

The Google translated link is  http://www.goldwasch-tour.ch/

Under the link shop, then pans.

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2008, 08:09:58 PM »
could one not take a drum cymbal (ie a 22" one) and use it to gold pan?

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flip it upside down, plug the hole, go panning......

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2008, 08:11:51 PM »
I want one of these guy's my buddy tells me there chinse style pans.I dont know if thats politically correct anymore.

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2008, 09:18:41 PM »
Good idea Mephisto,its made the same way,This looks like a good pan,alot better then the trinity bowl thats for
sure.There are two pics below the top is my old trinity bowl I butcherd and the HEX.

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2008, 10:11:14 PM »
You'll always wonder unless you dig it

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2008, 11:14:26 PM »
Then again you know that most small miners around the world that feed their family from mining would never touch a North American round pan.  Just not big enough.

They use big old round plastic tubs, wooden Lotoks' and wood or metal Batea's and many other configurations.  Some of the new equip shown recently may work reasonable amounts of material by hand.  I suppose it all depends how serous you are. I really want to build a Lotok or wood batea.  Just makes sense to have flotation help you pan and an Aussie (?) pan has flotation built into a plastic pan.

Also like the look of the various grizzly type pans and the Montana rocker.  Although today I realized that it may be touch at times to find water deep enough for the Montana - I suppose you could use a tub and keep emptying and refilling.

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2008, 07:05:58 AM »
Hey greg, cool, I didnt know the name of those large pans.I want a 16" I think its keene that makes it.I use a 15" pan and feel even though im a skinny punk, I could use larger, about 20".It would be a hard work out but im young and seen smaller people use much bigger pans.I was thinking the same as you a giant lid or tub.I also am thinking riffles are a waste of my time and slow down my panning process by not letting the blondes out quick enough.I could afford to lose a little gold if im processing 3 times as fast.I dont use the rifle side of my pan until clean up now and have test panned.I dont lose fines until clean up time.I can pan out gold flakes that one can hardly see.I guess it all depends on your style of panning.Come to think of it that would be a good topic?

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2008, 04:53:46 PM »
Heres a new pan,I think its from down under ;D

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2008, 09:35:49 AM »
I have decided to buy the largest Gold pan I can find.I want something "30 inchs but not sure if they make anything that big.I wnat heavy palstic,not metal.Any body have suggestions for hercules style gold pan?
I been keeping my eye out for a giant lid from something.I seen a guy using a huge pan and he was doing fine with it.Used other pan to finish.He could concentrate like the devil with it.Thats what I would do.Then save for later cleanup.

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2008, 01:10:56 PM »
Rockpup - Why not shape out of foam then cover with fiberglass (be sure to match you foam to your resin).  Make it however you want to and it would float to help support the volume of material.

Or carve it our of wood.

 


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