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Author Topic: Gold Pan for 50 cents!  (Read 80735 times)

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Offline WorkinHard

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Gold Pan for 50 cents!
« on: October 08, 2011, 01:01:49 PM »
Recently I discovered that while I was away for a month, all the gear I had hidden down by my close-to-home spot had been stolen...

But did that stop me?

 {-censored-} NO!  :)

I remembered I had picked up a frisbee yesterday for 50 cents, so I grabbed it and went back...

Funny enough it actually works quite well!

It has lots of little grooved riffles in it and captures the gold AMAZINGLY!

Doesn't work for a final clean up since too much sand gets caught in the grooves, but for concentrating down to black sand it is incredibly quick and easy to use!  ;D

A little improvisation can go a LONG way... As I rebuild my gear pack I will definitely be keeping the frisbee in there!

Don't believe me? Try it! You'll be pleasantly surprised! :)


Offline lepdog

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Re: Gold Pan for 50 cents!
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 08:22:48 AM »
Sounds like a great emergency pan. And light, I like that.

Really too bad about your gear.

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Re: Gold Pan for 50 cents!
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 08:33:46 PM »
Now, theres thinkin for ya! Thats awesome im going to try it that and an old snow globe idea I saw on here too.

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Re: Gold Pan for 50 cents!
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2011, 06:17:29 PM »
I saw the snow globe idea too... I have an old flower vase that might work...

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Re: Gold Pan for 50 cents!
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 11:52:12 AM »
Good recovery!

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Re: Gold Pan for 50 cents!
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 01:37:21 PM »
You might just have the makings for latest version of the new and improved gold pan. Something to compete with the Bat-Pan, the Turbopan and the Gravity-Piggy-Drop-Trap-pan. Don't laugh people will buy anything on Ebay. Call it the Fri-Pan and charge double your cost.
Cheers - BJ.
Doing my part to rid the rivers of BC of their black sand.

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Re: Gold Pan for 50 cents!
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 07:39:31 AM »
Sorry for your luck, but new pan called frizz pan and charge 20 bucks lol cheers Ray

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Re: Gold Pan for 50 cents!
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2012, 01:39:31 PM »
Cool idea there WorkinHard! I'll have to try that next year. :)
Gold - The Eternal metal...


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Re: Gold Pan for 50 cents!
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2015, 02:22:48 AM »
Nice one {cool^sign}

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Re: Gold Pan for 50 cents!
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2015, 03:24:34 AM »
One time when I was working underground,  my foreman came down and asked that we resample the area that we were working. No problem I said, why? Well the assays were coming back a hundred and eighty ounces to the ton, too rich to run thru the mill, we'll have to put it thru amalgamation. I spent the next hour and a half picking at the rock with scoop then using a shovel to pan, one handed (instead of working) ..seemed to work ok. I think a person can use almost anything to pan...but it takes awhile to perfect it.

 


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