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Brero

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getting fine gold from the pan.
« on: March 24, 2013, 10:12:18 AM »
Hi All,

Trying my hand at panning today but I don't have a snuffer bottle yet.

Can anyone suggest another method or makeshift snuffer bottle I could rig up?

Wishful thinking that ill find some.

Cheers,

Brero.

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Re: getting fine gold from the pan.
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 10:37:20 AM »
Just find some big nuggets and you will be ok.   Sorry I can't really help....
Steve

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Re: getting fine gold from the pan.
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 12:18:40 PM »
Can you get your hands on a couple of these:



Called suction tweezers in this context but they are just cheap pasteur pipettes - if you know someone with access to a science lab, there should be heaps of them.

We sell them - they are very cheap - but would suggest combining with other items otherwise postage will be relatively expensive.

On a similar note, perhaps an eyedropper or similar thing might work until you get a proper snuffer bottle.

cheers
Leah
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Brero

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Re: getting fine gold from the pan.
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013, 03:58:48 PM »
Cheers for the replies. End up using something similar to Leah's suggestion.  A plastic vile of saline.

Will order myself a the real thing soon. Luckily I do have a few things I want to get.

Brero

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Re: getting fine gold from the pan.
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2013, 03:59:59 PM »
Oh and I found gooooold. 2 flakes but it was my first time and I wasn't even sure there was any there.

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Re: getting fine gold from the pan.
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2013, 05:59:16 PM »
I just use an old empty singer sewing machine oil bottle. It has a nice long thin screw on top , with a cap.

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Re: getting fine gold from the pan.
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 12:22:31 AM »
an eye dropper will work fine too :D  beers ;D
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