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Author Topic: Gold Pans - Back to Basics  (Read 34050 times)

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Offline auhunter

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #50 on: October 22, 2008, 01:25:43 PM »
VikingSniper has one.. lol  {cool^sign}

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #51 on: October 22, 2008, 07:22:58 PM »
I use the Hexan made by the folks at Pro gold prospecting. The same people who made the trinity bowl.
I like it quite a bit, but I have only limited experience so....
I have also used traditional metal pans with no riffles, generic plastic pans with riffles, all the garrett pans, the trinity, proline pans, frying pan, a mixing bowl, and my cereal bowl.

I would like to try one of those large shallow south american pans, and the gold rush pro gold pan.

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #52 on: October 25, 2008, 02:11:35 PM »
Haven't tried the Hex Pan yet,  looks like a decent pan!!

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #53 on: October 31, 2008, 01:10:23 PM »
Well my take on the Le trap pan is it is a excellent pan BUT it takes time to get used to.

It is kinda bulky when fully loaded with dirt in the river but it does work excellent!
Both for bigger and finer gold. Lovely pan in general

What pans I have?
Garrett 10", 14" and 15"
Trinity bowl
Klondike pan (spelling?)
Ferrari pan
Estwing 14" steel pan w/ riffles
Le Trap

Thats all I can think of now, I have a few modified pans also... [^Crazy!#]

All have their places in what kind of mood I am in and what I'm panning.

The Garretts are best for "bigger gold" which is around +30 mesh.

The trinity bowl I prefer to use when I'm panning cons

Klondike is a great all round pan, one of my favorites (Black color to see the gold)

The Ferrari pan is a great tool when prospecting "larger" amounts of gravel and when looking for fine gold
(-50 mesh) Also one of my favorites. Also great when panning cons at the river.

The Estwing was just for fun... But it works for cleaning cons well to.

The Le trap was more or less to try it out, I do use it when panning cons at the river also.

Follow links to see the Ferrari pan:

Ferrari pan (1)
Ferrari pan (2)

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #54 on: November 03, 2008, 03:19:03 PM »
The Gold Grabber Gold Pan

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2008, 05:25:39 AM »
New pic in the Gallery --> Here

This is a Letrap besides a Klondike pan. <-good_>

Now I want to see more pans! Or are we trough all of them already? <-dont~know->
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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2008, 05:28:09 AM »
Ah heck it didn't work out well with that. <-dont~know->
Just look in the gallery for a pic with the title Klonike pan beside a Letrap pan

And some other pics I added. <-yes_>
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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #57 on: December 08, 2008, 06:31:38 AM »
I started with a metal pan in 1968. Then had a garrety gravity trap when they came out. One thing I like in plastic pans is for them to be stiff, some plastic pans are just too flimsy. Then I got a La Trap pan, great pan once you get use to it! The I had a wierd little triangular pan, that you held with one hand and raocked back an d forth. Then i started using some of the Keene super pans and the proline pans. The prolines are my favorite round pans. Then I started using a grizzly gold pan, and it is my favority pan for processing lots of material.
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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #58 on: December 09, 2008, 08:44:57 PM »
I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S MY AGE OR THAT I'M JUST NOT STRONG ENOUGH BUT I HATE PANS LARGER THAN 10 INCHES. SWITCH TO A 10 INCH PAN AND YOU WILL RECOVER MORE GOLD FASTER WITH LESS WORK. DIGGERDAN

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Re: Gold Pans - Back to Basics
« Reply #59 on: December 10, 2008, 04:13:56 AM »
Dan, we all have our preferences, I for one do only like small pans for clean up where I can pan into a smaller catch pan.
I prefer around 14" pans for all round panning.
Bigger pans for process panning and also when I got so much cons that the small pans are to small. (it would take more time)
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