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Jeffin

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What's the Best Gold Pan for Me?
« on: April 22, 2016, 02:52:50 PM »
Hey!

Have been looking at gold pans (just for fun ;)) and realised there is lots of different types of gold pans. Which gold pan is the best? I have also been looking at different types of rock sieves and want to know how they all work. Metal or Plastic?

Thanks, Jeff.

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Re: What's the Best Gold Pan for Me?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 10:23:31 PM »
Jeff
For gold pans go black plastic and large. They don't rust and the gold is easier to spot. Go for a pan with lots of riffles, they help hold the gold in the pan, especially if you are inexperienced.


For sieves go metal. They are much more durable and allow more material to pass through quickly than the plastic ones. As far as hole sizes in the sieves, depends what you are looking for. If quartz go 10mm. If sapphires go 1/8 & 1/4".
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Re: What's the Best Gold Pan for Me?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2016, 11:23:23 PM »
I use a Martin Marks green pan for fast panning
then swap to a Garretts super sluice green pan to pan out the fines as It's very quick
also brought a large black pan no name from a camping store and from time to time use that
In all there all good

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Re: What's the Best Gold Pan for Me?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2016, 09:23:51 AM »
I agree with what Jamo said.  :)
 
For gold pans go black plastic and large. They don't rust and the gold is easier to spot. Go for a pan with lots of riffles, they help hold the gold in the pan, especially if you are inexperienced.

For sieves go metal. They are much more durable and allow more material to pass through quickly than the plastic ones. As far as hole sizes in the sieves, depends what you are looking for. If quartz go 10mm. If sapphires go 1/8 & 1/4".
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