What is the best place to buy pay dirt from
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10 Jun 2014 11:44 AM

    I was wondering if anyone has a preferred place to buy pay dirt to pan with where you will find good color.  I ask because my 5 year old daughter has become bitten by the gold bug and I want to help "cultivate" her understanding of the trade.  I my self am green at it all but have a couple trips planned with family and friends to go on a couple GPAA claims.  I want the pay dirt to make sure my daughter finds something.  Just looking for any suggestions.  Yes I know this may be teaching her a "bad" lesson about success and failure but hey she is 5, I cant break her heart at that age!  Plus if I get her to see my side of things about prospecting, maybe we can both convince my wife to make more prospecting trips.  Thanks for your help in advance. 

     

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    10 Jun 2014 12:44 PM

    I will preface this by saying that I have not purchased from anyone.  Have heard good things about the quality and quanity of stuff from Randy Witham (here on the forum).  Have not heard anything about the bags the GPAA had/have available. GPAA used to sell bags at the shows (or there facilitator did) and heard good things about that, but don't know availability  of that line anymore.  Those first  two would be worth checking with off the top of my head.  Randy's availability can be spotty.

     

     

    The very best part of it is that you can toss it all back in and do it again and again to work on the panning skills, after working it in a tub, and whatever you find on the claims can stay in the vials, for show material.

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    10 Jun 2014 01:57 PM
    Click on the store in the green bar above and you will find Tom and Perry's Dirt Bags for $39.99 but there is no description... I have never bought any pay dirt anywhere so I do not know how much gold anyone puts in bags... I do know that some places also put gemstones in as well...
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    10 Jun 2014 03:24 PM

    If you look in the Gold Prospectors magazine, there are a few pay dirt advertisers that have been very loyal to the GPAA LDMA members. Also, if you purchase a dirt bag from GPAA, I can tell you that there is at least 8 grains of gold in each bag.

     

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    11 Jun 2014 06:45 AM

    You can also check out Gold Pay dirt Reviews on YouTube, he has video reviews on most of the popular pay dirt sites and he breaks down what type of gold can be expected as well as an average return on investment.

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    11 Jun 2014 04:08 PM
    Felix paydirt is good and I have also tried an add for Arizona gold in the back of the p&S.
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    14 Jun 2014 05:03 PM
    I have tried out Felix Pay Dirt one time and I can tell you. For the amount of gold in Felex's 2lb bag, it has good gold in it and I was pleased!
    Gold you say? Where is it? I want it? I must find it! Tell me where it is! It's mine, ALL MINE I TELL YA! Hahahahahahaha!
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    23 Jun 2014 07:52 PM
    Benjamin,

    Great question... Lots and lots and LOTs of cons sellers out there..........lots of suppose promises and supposed great gold bags to be had... BL is this , you get what you pay for...

    I have been prospecting since 2006 and selling my various cons blends since 2008. I have sold thousands of all sorts of cons bags on eBay, my web site and direct in person. I have made it a mission of sorts to give fellow panners & prospectors a "fair shake" on cons and gold. I now sell 3 types of "standard" cons to meet the desires and panning skills of most folks............Easy, Expert & average panners...

    I make up custom bags too...

    I build up and deliver a guaranteed amount of gold or my Easy & Expert bags & the 1+ grams Colorado bags I sell offer even more with my as panned/sluiced/Gold Cubed cons.

    So, no need to buy risky cons when you can buy some fun to pan Colorado cons. PLZ check out my web site Forum "Classifieds" section where there's a good amount of my cons reports and such...

    shttp://goldadventures.createforumho...ds-f5.html

    TIA,

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    26 Jun 2014 08:52 PM

    think its great to do that it can also be used to teach her how to pan better besides finding the gold there are a few in the gold prospectors magazine you can get pay dirt from good luck

     

    Richard Pluff of Oregon Sw Washington prospector member
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    29 Jun 2014 04:44 PM
    Randy, I see all these ad's and it leaves me wondering......how do "you" know how much gold is going to be in the bag.....and if you do know....then why not process it? I have the general hunch that no matter how many bags I bought I still would never get a positive return. Right? Or is this just a way for the seller of the "dirt" to make great money based on calculating X amount of grains of gold to X amount of pounds of dirt? I am not trying to put the practice down...of selling dirt by the bag... Perhaps is does provide a service by giving some people who really would otherwise have a hard time getting out to pan, the fun to at least try it.!
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    29 Jun 2014 05:14 PM
    I bought several bags from Ga. panned it out then remixed and ran thru my clean up sluice,,,, OUCH ! a lot of loss, repanned and retesting to find and reduce loss issues,, I ran most of the "dirt" thru, then the mixed w gold dirt into a green pan, panned out losses then panned out cleanup,,,, still have a lot of tuning to do I see !! so yes it has its winter advantages but not sure I got my moneys worth out of it,,, but for what I wanted to do it works.
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    08 Jul 2014 05:47 AM
    I have had good luck with eureka joes. There 2lb. $50.00 bag keeps them fever going.
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    09 Jul 2014 09:21 AM
    I know that Gold Hog does sell some good bags .And you can get some with other thins along with the gold .Look up Gold Hog .com .
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    17 Aug 2014 08:59 PM

    The Gold Prospectors Magazine is a good place to start looking for a bag. Ebay is another good source. Look for a fixed price bag and see how many they have sold, check their feedbacks.

     Buying Cons bags is a way lot cheaper than flying or driving halfway across the country and then trying to find a place not overly picked over where you may or may not end up with anything. For me CA. is 2600 miles away, costs a grand to take a trip there. That's a lot of cons bags. I have been to CA. six times and paid a lot of money and have found about a hundred dollars worth of gold. Though gold is not the only reason I go, it's a beautiful state and the terrain varies so much, there is so much to see an do. 

      I usually sluice up what I can while I am there and take the cons home to sort thru at least a couple times when I have a bit more time. I have worked all day  and ended up with very little to show for it (blisters and sunburns) so cons bags in the garage at home during a Lions Game, isn't a bad idea!

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    18 Aug 2014 01:33 AM

    I have bought pay dirt from several online vendors.  Every vendor I have tried to-date has always delivered a quality product in terms of quick delivery and packaging.

    I classify and process the material at least twice through gold cube and/or panning.  After processing, cleaning as best as possible, and weighing the gold the return on investment is logged using $1,300 gold price.

    My best return on investment has been pay dirt purchased from Gold Fever Prospecting.com

    http://www.goldfeverprospecting.com...TAodoyoAXA

    Here is a sampling of the return on investment for paydirt purchased from Gold Fever Prospecting website:

    8lbs of Fun      ROI: 58.15%

    1lb Gourmet Practice Gold   ROI: 51.16%

    Nome Beach Gold, Alaska    ROI: 65% to 72%

    20lbs of Eureka Pay dirt    ROI: 63% to 71%

    Heavy Black Sands    ROI: 69% to 74%   (Trick: Remove the magnetic black sands before processing.)

    I just purchased a few bags from Gold Hog.  They have a video at their website describing how they put the concentrate bags together.  While the ROI for gold is not expected to be high, I am more interested in seeing what gems I may find.

    While processing purchased concentrates can be fun, the experience of getting outdoors to produce your own concentrates is priceless.

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    11 Jun 2015 07:14 PM
    I bought a 160.00 2lb of upper river gold.ROI? 48%
    I bought a Felix Bonanza 2lb er.ROI? 75%
    Gold is where you find it.Good luck dirtbaggin my freind.
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    12 Jun 2015 10:52 AM
    I like to buy "Mystery" Concentrates because you just don't know what you are going to get, and they are usually dirt cheap. I bought some Arizona dry wash concentrates a few years back for $15 dollars on ebay and it did not have a spec of gold in it until a nice nugget fell into my pan, it more than paid for itself.

    But when teaching people to pan I like to work with a known quantity and type of gold, and there is a place out of California called Gold Fever Prospecting that seed their Concentrates to your exact specifications and amount. They will add fine nuggets, flour, flake, or large nuggets, but they are a bit high priced in my opinion. The advantage of this is of course you know the quantity before you start which you can use to test your equipment or techniques.

    I am going to have family coming to town here in the near future and will be buying a bag of concentrates to teach them how to pan, but as Micheal said above, it's much better to get out and collect your own, but sometimes that is not always feasible, and some cheap concentrates can help set the hook, it's amazing to see peoples eyes light up when a nugget hits the pan.

    I bought a bag from Gold Hog this last Winter and my wife was very pleased with the nice gems that fell out of the bag, but the amount of gold was quite low.

    When it comes to "Return on Investment" people should always consider that when selling raw gold very rarely are you going to get anything close to spot price, it's usually 75% or less depending on where you are selling it and if you take the time to melt it into a dore button prior to sell. You can make more money by selling nuggets you find on ebay, or if you have a large enough quantity taking your gold to a refinery, but the small time prospector will often get hosed selling their finds not knowing where to sell, I have even been offered as low as 30% for raw gold and walked away like anybody should.

    I should probably open another topic on where to sell, refineries, and refining your gold at home, because it is very involved and a whole subject to itself. My micro kiln works but is sub-optimal and I would like a better set up for making dore buttons.

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    25 Jun 2015 12:36 PM

    One of our chapter members got a couple of 5 lb bags off ebay from Whiskey Pete's.  She kept track of colors from each tablespoon.  Anywhere from 1 to 14, no "skunks".  The other bag they brought to the panning demo we did at Cabella's and after the kids got done with the pyrite crystals they got a tablespoon of the cons and got to keep what they found.  If it was a "dry" spoon, they got another try and all went home with real yellow. It is 1/2 minus paydirt for $18/5 lb + ship.

    I just got 2 5 lb bags last night and will work one down theis w/e and edit ths for what the contents were when I get through it.

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    25 Jun 2015 01:46 PM
    I got 5 gallons of Colorado River Sands classified down to 1/8" that has more black sands in it than any dirt I have ever seen, but the amount of gold is a bit low. After working with it for a few days I realized it has another unique property, it makes your finger nails clean and hard as steel. I was thinking of selling it to beauty salons for women to naturally clean and strengthen their nails.

    As I said before I like mystery dirt, you just don't know what you are going to find and more times than not I have gotten a nice ROI. But save that for the Winter, this is digging season, get out there and collect your own.
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    25 Jun 2015 04:10 PM
    I don't go much alone.  With a heart that is running at about 20% I don't get up and down banks as I used to, and get way short of breath real fast.  At least it will keep me in the game, and this is kind of a one time trial for now.
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    25 Jun 2015 08:01 PM
    Try goldhog.com .They do have some great cons ,and they do have stuff with garnets in it as well.
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    17 Jul 2015 10:50 AM
    Greetings Mr. Jackson,

    I have been selling panning concentrates for over twenty years and have been an LDMA member for a few years longer. The bags we sell are "salted" so we can guarantee the amount of gold in the bag. We have two different amounts we sell but can also make up any amount you like. We have at least one picker nugget and the flakes are pretty course compared to what you may find in the field, depending where you go. The objective we hoped to achieve was with modest panning skills, our customers could recover almost all of the gold in the bag. They are excellent for the beginner. We do recommend panning into another container then see if you missed any. I always pan my concentrates that way as well. I do consider myself a skilled panner, but I am still surprised once in a while that some got away.

    As you can see from some of the comments above, you will find a variety of costs and gold amounts. I have been told by a number of our customers, we offer one of the better values of cost to gold amount. We have one customer that has ordered a bag of our panning gravel every month since Sept., 2009

    We have been advertising in the GPAA magazine classifieds for some time now. We are currently NOT in EVERY issue. Should be in the Sept/Oct issue.

    If you would like additional information, Please write us at: DreaMail - PO Box 1790 - Fairview, NC - 28730

    Regardless who you buy from, enjoy.
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    28 Oct 2015 11:57 AM
    Ok...But Rhett what is your affiliation with Lynch? You related?
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    28 Oct 2015 12:07 PM
    Good question Leo.
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    28 Oct 2015 05:10 PM
    Mr. Lynch,



    This is a clear advertisement of your company and in the gold mining industry there is a sucker born each and every minute. It is clear you are selling concentrates (Fairy Dust?) and if I read your post correctly you have bought a great deal of your own concentrates and done well, I do think most of us would like to have the earth seeded for us by mother nature, but I myself do buy concentrates at times just so I have material that will peak the interest of beginners, and yes I explain to them how it is achieved.



    I am curious about these concentrates you have and I recommend you send some samples to members of this forum at random, and I ask this because far to often these are some of the worst scams on earth. If they have good results then they will tell others, so please, and I will say this nicely, send out some sample bags of "Your Material" since you chose to use this site to promote it, which I do not approve of. Please do not send one to me, pick randomly but make sure I am not one. If your product is nothing more than Texas red clay maybe somebody here on this forum will have some good things to say about your company, but please understand that a majority of the people on this site take pride in their ability to find their own gold and despise people selling concentrates.



    I am sorry, but your last post reminds me of the last time some Nigerian hack job was trying to get me to buy something. If you are legit and want legit business please send your product to the heads of GPAA and have them evaluate, examine, and determine if it is a worthy product, and are you allowed to advertise on this forum, much less if you are even real?



    Please take no offense to my comments I just want to make sure of what your credentials and reality is since you just joined, you are advertising, and you don't even bother to fill out your profile? Your last feedback you posted is nothing but post from a Forum I have never seen before.



    Granted you might be legit, I am going to ask for you to prove it?
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    28 Oct 2015 07:38 PM
    Rhett, Seriously give it a break. You are here like trying to push your company paydirt, reminds me of a family member trying to make money off his own family. Is business that bad that you have to come here and push your product to the members? Why not just take an advertisement out in the "prospectors" magazine and let people figure it out on their own. Myself, even if your product is better than any other, I get turned off by this approach that you are taking. And believe me, I can spot and read the story line before I even read the complete book.
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    28 Oct 2015 07:55 PM

    I checked out the website and what I seen and noticed right away....the rampant use of stock photos to create the website. I have seen enough of those in my day to know that the website itself is fake. The pictures of guys in suit's and a corporate look.....mining pictures....with heavy equipment.....Gee...do you think that we are that naïve? Show us real pictures of your mine.....cause anyone can buy flakes on the open market and salt bags of dirt.

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    29 Oct 2015 02:04 PM
    Mr. Lynch,

    If your business is legit and your membership was not paid for by a stolen identity credit card, which GPAA will have to determine, I want you to send a sample of your material to any established member of this forum, but I recommend it is sent to one of the heads of GPAA so they can evaluate it, but I seriously doubt this organization approves of spam selling and advertising which is what also brought attention of your immediate post and membership?

    I am not a officer of GPAA but I have read the bylaws as a member, so please send your sample you want to advertise to them plus your request to advertise your product, I seriously doubt it can or should be advertised.
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    29 Oct 2015 02:48 PM
    I have emailed Mr. Lynch and am currently awaiting a reply. Thank you all for your concern and vigilance on this and we will update the thread as it progresses.

    Thanks again,
    Paul

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    29 Oct 2015 03:25 PM

    Mr Lynch,

    I went to the link below that you posted to read the reviews, that is pretty impressive. Still trying to figure out why they are all labeled "private" ? Usually Ebay allows you to click the feedback post to take you back to the sale post.

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    30 Oct 2015 05:14 AM

    Thanks to all who diligently keep vigilante for potential scams and out-right deceit.

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    30 Oct 2015 12:53 PM

    Rhett, My feeling about you or your organization really has nothing to do with whether you might be scamming people or not, but I think foremost, and I think a lot of the other guys would agree.....that there is a right place and wrong place to be trying to make a buck off a "brother" or "sister". I see the forum as a place where we come to share ideas and help others out with issues. But not where someone comes pushing right into a conversation to sell their product. I dont see "ol Felix" coming onto the forum to sell his nor any others. I do believe their is a separate topic category for those that have things to sell. There is a line between a guy wanting to sell a piece of spare equipment and another running a commercial operation. It sure seems like you joined this club as a inexpensive way to advertise and sell your product. Since you must be great at having much success in finding so much gold in your concentrates, Why aren't you on these forums trying help the guys with some positive information about "how to do it" Show some pictures of what good "ore" or mineralized rocks will bring the most success. If you want to be respected as well as successful, you gotta first earn the respect. You say you "lost respect" for the guys here...but damn...I dont think you ever had it ... so how could you lose it?

     

     

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    30 Oct 2015 02:02 PM
    Hey Leo, I went to his e-bay site and checked his reviews. The majority of his positive reviews were stock replies that people post when when giving reviews, like: "fast shipping good service", "good service, just like pictured", "got here quickly, fast service", "quick turnaround, nice product", "etc".

    Not a lot of them gave actual reviews of the gold, and the ones who did were a mixed bag of results, from folks who say they found gold in "widely varying" amounts to folks who said "what gold" or "ran it over a miller table, nothing there".

    Also,notice how his post disappeared after he kind of berated us for not believing him. don't know if he did it or the admin. Just curious is all.

    And you're 100% right this is not the place for marketing. Pay to advertise ( which is usually a deductible expense ), don't use free forums that are for everyday folks to exchange info and knowledge.

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    30 Oct 2015 04:40 PM
    I haven't finished the first of the 2, 5 lb bags I got from Whiskey Pete's off his ebay site.  Have about a 1/3 cup left to work from the bottom of the firstbag, and have not worked any of the snuffer bottle to get more of the black sand out of it.  So far have been pleased by what has showed up.  I didn't go into it looking for ROI, it was more curiosity and to see what might be there. After I go through the second bag, I will probably get a couple of more just to have something to play with on the porch when I get bored from everything else I'm into.
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    30 Oct 2015 05:38 PM
    Arthur,

    My wife had a recent cardiac event which ended our season, she is recovering but it couldn't have happened at a better time now that the snow is settling in, but I am curious in your results because I don't have any material to play with this winter. Our last dig resulted in the worst dig I have ever seen. This old claim that we dug on that is now open property has been so cleared out that absolutely nothing exists any longer, but you go down or upstream 30 meters on either side and it is still rich, but very difficult to work.

    A few things I have learned about Colorado Prospecting since we moved here;

    1. If it is easy to dig, don't bother, it has already been dredged.
    2. If the section of river has nothing but large stones that are almost impossible to get apart that is where you need to start.
    3. Much of Colorado's rivers were heavily dredged over the last century so one must focus on finding areas that have not been touched.

    The last batch was easy to dig, brought home a massive amount of dirt, and after panning through 1/4th of it we got maybe 6 grains of salt. I can honestly do better buying sand from a outlet store selling tools.

    Please let me know your end results, over the holidays and the late winter it would be nice to have some inexpensive material to play with and teach the nieces, nephews, and grandkids with?
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    31 Oct 2015 08:27 AM
    BC- will do, I didn't classify down with it the first time around, so want to go back and run through the 20,50 and 100 screens and repan (all still in the tub) and see what I missed the first time.  I know I blew a couple of flakes out of the pan and want to get them.  Will weigh the results and post them up.  I'll see if I can get it done by Thanksgiving.
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    31 Oct 2015 09:05 AM
    Thanks Paul....yes I noticed though most were labeled private and could even open them. I dont know...I compare his approach to something like being invited to a party, and when the beer runs out, a guy has three cases in his trunk and will sell them for 3 bucks a bottle. 
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    31 Oct 2015 02:44 PM
    Leo, Arthur, Paul, and Brad,

    Thank you. I hope you all have a good Halloween and a great opening to hunting season.
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    01 Nov 2015 06:30 AM
    Thanks, but had to give up hunting due to issues like your better half......3 in 36 hours, ejection factor of somewhere in the 15-20% range and a defib/ pacemaker implant 5 years ago.  Can only do limited walking and such with plenty of rest stops.  Actually surprised I have lasted this long.  If I got an animal down now, would have to stay and eat all of it right there,lol.  Add to that now that it is just me, I couldn't eat a deer in a year even if I could bring one home.
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    01 Nov 2015 07:01 AM
    I've bought from Constellation Mining from Alaska. My first was off of Amazon.com but it's cheaper to go straight to them. They ship via USPS Priority Mail

    I've always been pleased with the gold content but never really done an ROI calculation. It's a family owned mine and they are darn nice people via email.

    Here's a link: http://shop.pe/J0J8e

    They also have a Facebook page.

    Rob

    P.S. I'm not affiliated with them in the least - just passing on a nice business
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    Hey Everybody, I checked out the Constellation Mining website Rob mentioned. Really decent prices for Alaska paydirt, only $11.50 +s&h for a 1lb bag (they ship in USPS flat rate boxes). I might give them a try. I'll post the results if I do.

    One note: if the paydirt really comes from a pit like the one in the pic of a guy in the hole with a shovel (click on the 1# paydirt and pics will come up check them out), I would give my left everything (arm,leg,n*t,etc.) to have access to that material with a highbanker.

    Another cool thing was the subscription paydirt, EX: 1 - 1lb bag a month for 6 mos @ $10 a month +s&h (saves 1.50). They offer different size bags up to 15# bag ($150.00) for at least a 6 month period, some smaller bags can be shipped on a weekly basis.

    Sounds interesting, I might check it out.

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    Actually, I have the subscription for 5lb each month as it gives me a reason to set up the Gold Cube and get the rush of opening up the top mat. I know there's gold in it but it's still a rush. 

    Here's a link to a video from the last shipment when I opened the Gold Cube:  https://instagram.com/p/89MxwCr1Vs/?taken-by=pixrob


    One other thing - it's never 1 pound - always more. On my last subscription shipment, I got five 1lb bags and each bag weighed 1lb 4oz. It's shipped in Zip-loc bags that are double bagged.

    Rob

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    He best pay dirt I have gotten so far has been from Todd Martin at Martin Prospecting Supply in North Carolina.
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    Posted By TIM LEIBEL on 01 Nov 2015 04:54 PM
    He best pay dirt I have gotten so far has been from Todd Martin at Martin Prospecting Supply in North Carolina.


    I got a 1 lb. sample bag when I bought one his tables at the Loud Mine.  It was loaded for the size.  Many small flakes, some flour and 2 pickers.

    I also picked up some dirt from the Heritage Mine in McCormick.  Dave (park caretaker) puts together a good bag for the money.  We got 6 pickers and a lot of flake, very little flour.

    On a side note, the Martin Table has led to my permanent distraction and leading to an obsession of extracting every piece of gold, no matter how small.  

    Todd Martin is also one of the nicest, most genuine folks you could hope to meet.  I can also recommend Crisson's Gold Mine in Dahlonega, GA.

    Tammy and Tony go out of their way to support their customers.  They also sell some good paydirt.

    Happy Pickers!

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    20 Nov 2015 05:37 AM
    I just got done panning out a bag from www.Ipan4gold.com , owned by a member of the GPAA Augusta, GA Chapter.

    I am impressed!

    Large Nugget

    2 Smaller Nuggets

    Many Pickers

    Many Flakes

    A lot of Flour

     

    I have not weighed the recovered treasure yet, but, it looks like more with that nugget sitting there... 

    This is by far the biggest recovered nugget that I have personally experienced...all for less than a tank and a half of diesel.

    www.ipan4gold.com

    Owned and Operated by a GPAA Member, located near Augusta, GA.


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    NICE pretties there.
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    20 Nov 2015 04:07 PM

    OK - that's a darn nice looking pan!!!  Well done sir!

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    Has anyone tried the Pan-A-Can from Prospectors Plus ? I see on their web that they sell for 20.00 plus shipping.
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    25 Nov 2015 08:13 AM
    Hi David - There are plenty of pay dirt products out there on the market that I think you would be happier with. GPAA is not in the business of paydirt, but I can tell you our "training bag" @ $14.95 is a better buy than Pan-A-Can . . . not the price but what you get out of the paydirt.
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    25 Nov 2015 09:33 PM
    looks good Brad
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    Good to Know ,thanks
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    Thanks Jim! I actually heard the nugget hit the bottom of the pan when I put in the 3rd scoop.
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    Hello all,

    I just got done working my "Black Friday Special" from IPan4Gold.com.  I spent $99 and that included shipping.  The USPS took their time delivering the package even though it was sent Priority Mail.  Of course, that's NOT anyway the fault of the seller!

    I'll go back through all the "waste" but after an easy panning there were two nice nuggets that totaled 0.84 grams and the total with all weighed out at 1.75 grams.  

    They now have a Christmas "Stocking Stuffer" bag that just made my Christmas list.  I have to say that I'm very pleased and will gladly order from them again!

    Take care all,

    Rob 

     

     

     

     

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    Where is the training bag listed for purchase, all I see is Tom and Perrys at the store?
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    I just received a couple of bags from Constellation Mining. This picture is what I panned from 1 $11.50 bag . I ordered a total of  3 bags. But this picture was just the first bag. I am gonna start working on the other 2 bags. I feel like doing an experiment and order some from each place and really get to see whose is best. I also received 20 lbs from Mother Load Gold in California but didn't try that yet. They have a buy 10lbs and get 10 lbs free. We will see how that goes. This stuff from Constellation came from Quartz Creek Alaska.

     

    Leo
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    To plug my pay dirt, I advertise in the Pick & Shovel. Think you will find good value in either of our two pay dirt bags.

    DreaMail

    PO Box 790

    Fairview, NC 28730

     

    Merry Christmas to all.

     

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    These were the remaining 2 bags of 1 lb each paydirt. It was more than I really expected, but then this is the first bags I ever bought. I figure for $11 a bag it was a decent deal.

    Leo
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    Posted By DOMINIC RICCI on 25 Nov 2015 08:13 AM
    Hi David - There are plenty of pay dirt products out there on the market that I think you would be happier with. GPAA is not in the business of paydirt, but I can tell you our "training bag" @ $14.95 is a better buy than Pan-A-Can . . . not the price but what you get out of the paydirt.

    I can attest to that!  The training bag had a lot of flake, some flour and a spec or two of float.  For the money, it is hard to beat The GPAA Tom and Perry's Training Bag!
    We panned the bag and also ran it across our Martin Table and had fantastic results.  We did not miss more than one little spec with panning and got it all with the table.
    As the weather gets more uncooperative, we will be ordering a full size bag or two from GPAA!

    Thanks GPAA and Todd Martin!


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    Todd Martin's bags are always worth it to me. I buy a couple a year so I have good gold bearing dirt to teach with and every time they do not disappoint. When we get to the final " money swirl" and the look on who ever I am teachings face when that big pile of gold appears, it is always great.
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    Wanted to warn about a place I ordered pay dirt from called California Mother Load Pay Dirt in Santa Rosa CA. I ordered 10 lbs from them and was also supposed to get an additional 10 lbs free since it was a holiday special. Paid $119 for it. After I placed the order, I got a message from a guy named Mike saying he was also going to put something "rare" in with the order. I received the order and panned it all out, and what I got from that left me wondering. There was very little gold, and on the web site a picture with the item showed a pan with a good bit of gold. Ok I figured, well maybe this was just a bad batch. I looked through all the waste trying to find the "rare" item and there was nothing. I send them a note asking just what it was that I was supposed to get? They replied saying I was supposed to get a "specimen" and they would resend the order. Haha...I have sent repeated messages and no answers. The pictures on the site are actually too good and I never expected to get what I saw. But it is truly false advertising on the web site and their lack of response only reinforces the scam. below is a picture from the website.

      

    Leo
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    Hello all, i have been reading all kinds of stuff on this thread about buying paydirt online. I have made many purchases online and have been not so happy with 90% of them. However , i found a seller ( wich we are now friends for over two years now) who has the most honest (NON-SALTED) authentic paydirt.'He has claims in AZ,AK,CA,VA, and a couple other places. he sells unsearched cons, unsearched raw classified dirt, and will custom make any size package for ya. Every bag i have purchased has pickers to flour gold, and sometimes nice amathyst pieces. my average ROI is 72%. Try a bag of his stuff and i gaurantee you wont be disapointed!!!!!!!!. My GPAA chapter treasurer in michigan shawn willett bought a bag to test and posted a video of the cleanup. He was very impressed with the amount of gold he got. here is the link of the video just copy and paste into browser. The sellers ebay name is  (VAgoldseeker)


    https://youtu.be/bG9sjxjjIRo
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    Just got back from picking up 1 yard of bulk material from Crisson's Gold Mine in Dahlonega, GA.

    Once I get a chance to classify it down to ~20 mesh, I will run it and post some photos.

    The price was $90.00

    I ran a 5 gal bucket as a test through a RDH (prospector) mini highbanker and got some flake and flour.
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    02 Feb 2016 08:46 PM
    I too have panned Constellation Minning Co. paydirt and was pleased with what I got for what I paid. I have also purchased pay dirt from Randy Witham, very pleased with what I panned out of the 3lbs. bag. Goldstrike Adventures also gets a thumbs up from me.
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    We finished running the pay dirt from Crisson Gold Mine over the weekend, testing out the material and used Cal Sluice GMS highbanker that we picked up and have been re-plumbing.

    We were impressed. I have not weighed the material for a real ROI, but, we recovered many pickers, at least nugget and a lot of flour and flake. 95% of the material was caught in the first two riffles, with all being caught in the first four. We panned our tailings, intermittently, and did not find any lost treasure.

    Good times!
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    06 May 2016 08:07 AM
    Well folks l have been buying dirt from Pay Dirt Gold Co. At sportsman warehouse 1lb. for $20.00 not good. I also joined the dirt of the month club @ $169.00 a mount in March no dirt from them as of now.
    I have called, e-mailed and they just give me the run a round. This is the worst company to do any business with.
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    06 May 2016 08:26 AM
    I just got through running 2 lbs of pay dirt from Martin Prospecting (Todd Martin attends many of the GPAA outings and always stands behind his product, as does Crisson, IPan4Gold.com and Gold and Gem Grubbin in Cleveland, GA).

    This is the 2nd large bag I have gotten from Martin and am always pleased. Always re-run your tailings from "bought" bags across a Martin or Miller table or pan under a large lighted magnifier (cheap from Harbor Freight) and you will find what your quick/careful panning may have lost.

    My short list of suppliers for my dirt:
    Crisson
    Martin
    IPan4Gold.com
    Gold and Gem Grubbin 

    and of Course Tom and Perry's Dirt Bags...some of those bags have very course gold!
    ......I cannot afford Felix's Bags or I would likely include them as I have heard great things

    Golden Days Friends,

    Brad

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    06 May 2016 01:05 PM
    Never heard of Paydirt Gold Co. or Crisson. I know Martin is good as well as Felix. Has anyone ever purchased a 5-gallon bucket from Felix?
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    06 May 2016 02:46 PM
    I am owner of DreaMail. I advertise in the Pick & Shovel. We sell two different SALTED gold bags of gravel as well as nuggets. Check us out.
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    10 May 2016 07:01 PM
    I just started a business selling a gold panning kit with pay dirt included. It has 1.5 lbs of unchecked, 1/2" classified Arizona paydirt, 1.5 lbs of unchecked, unclassified Alaska pay dirt, and blue sand (used to teach panning technique) There might be a little gold in the pay dirt, but I wouldn't expect to much. I add 1/2 gram of gold to every bag (about 60-65 small flakes), and in every 10th bag I've added an additional 4 grams of gold nuggets (about 8-9 nuggets). As an introductory special, I've added a surprise gift (not gold) into every other bag with MSRP values between $25 and $250. My kits can be found on E-BAY (search for Blue Heron Gold Panning Kit), and on ETSY (Etsy has pay dirt listed without the panning kit) Blue Heron Pay Dirt is $100 for a 3.5 lb bag, or $125 included with the gold panning kit. you have a 1 in 10 chance of getting a bag with 4.5 grams of gold (about $200 worth), and a 50/50 chance of getting a surprise gift. You can find me on Facebook as Charles Sawyer or Blue Heron Prospecting. There are plenty of other pay dirts available online, some are better than others. I'd watch out for anyone that say they guarantee gold, but won't say how much gold they add. Also pay attention to the level of classification, because if the material is classified down to a number 8 mesh, you can be sure you won't find anything bigger than an 8 mesh flake. on the other hand, unclassified material probably contains larger gravels which are essentially dead weight, but unclassified pay dirt may also contain large nuggets, so it can be worth the trade off. Also keep in mind that unchecked material only has the potential to have gold in the material, but that doesn't mean it actually will. Most pay dirt companies "salt" the pay dirt. I don't like that term, because it refers to a deceptive practice where prospectors added gold to samples to obtain higher assay values on their gold claims. That isn't what we are doing, but the term "salting" has become associated with pay dirt sellers because we do add gold to the material. I add gold to my pay dirt because I want every customer to experience the thrill of finding gold in their pan. I am not trying to deceive anyone, and I am very open about how much gold I add to my material. Call it "salting" if you want, I just call it satisfying my customers. I hope my information helps you find what you are looking for. I'd love to have you try some Blue Heron Pay Dirt, and get some feedback, but take a good look at all the other options available. I've personally tried material from Crisson Gold Mine in Dallonega, Ga. and Felix Pay Dirt from Alaska, I found gold in both, but I liked the Crisson material a little better. The gold was coarser, and I even found a specimen (gold in a quartz matrix) in the Crisson material.
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    Michael,

    This begs the question... You say remove the magnetic black sand prior to processing. I just did that with 4 lbs. of paydirt I bough off of Amazon. I kept it and intend to run it across my Miller Table when it arrives. I have to wonder how much fine gold (if any) might be stuck to the black sand? I know gold is not magnetic but fine flour gold is notorious for being easy to lose...

    Thanks!

    Katra12

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    When removing black sand when wet always keep it as it will hold gold 0I only do mine dry as the gold will not hold to dry materiel as easy.

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    Thanks Joseph! That is a very good point that is often overlooked or forgotten.
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    Posted By DOMINIC RICCI on 25 Nov 2015 08:13 AM

    Hi David - There are plenty of pay dirt products out there on the market that I think you would be happier with. GPAA is not in the business of paydirt, but I can tell you our "training bag" @ $14.95 is a better buy than Pan-A-Can . . . not the price but what you get out of the paydirt.

    I checked into this item at the GPAA store and it does not say what you are getting for the price. Based on the average prices of various paydirts, it would be nice to know what to expect on panning this item. Any idea?

    Thanks!

    Katra12



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    Try some Gold hog dirt as I know it is some good stuff .
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    Our Chapter recently used some of our points to get cans of cons from GPAA, we were surprised at the quality.

    We use these materials to teach kids to pan at rock and gem shows and the stuff in the cans was easy to find and pan through quickly, it made it easy to send each kid home with some gold.

    I also purchased concentrates from Marvin's Gold Concentrates recently to benefit a camp for kids with cancer called Camp Wapiyapi. He worked with me and made up individually packed bags of nice cons with gold that make it really easy for even a beginner to work with. Having dealt with other companies in the past I will go to Marvin's before I go anywhere else for cons again.

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    I bought from Felix Paydirt once before and paid $170 for the bag. I got about $100 in gold out of it.
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    It really is a valuable teaching aid when you know that there is gold in the sample. It can really help with panning and testing other recovery techniques before going out into the field. So, I don't begrudge them making some money off of it. The best sellers at least give you some decent color. I know of one place that gives about 80% return on a pretty regular basis. I think that's fair considering labor and packaging; they don't sell online though.

     

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    I'd like to be able to post photos of my pans when I do pan commercial paydirt but am no quite sure how to tack a photo onto a post off of my cellphone? I did e-mail the two pics I took of the Yuba River paydirt so I could pick them up off of the laptop. It'd be convenient to be able to add them directly from the Android. Any hints please?

    Cheers!

    Mary

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    here is a link on how to post a picture on the forum.

     http://www.goldprospectors.org/Port...20Post.pdf

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    Posted By WALTER EASON on 14 Jun 2016 05:58 AM

    here is a link on how to post a picture on the forum.

     http://www.goldprospectors.org/Portals/0/How%20to%20Add%20an%20Image%20to%20a%20Forum%20Post.pdf

    Thanks Walter.

    I'll have to post them from the laptop,

    Those headers do not show up on the cellphone browser even tho' I'm using Chrome.



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    Yeah the Image Manager doesn't load on Android phones using Chrome .. I even tried the browser option "Request desktop site", no luck.

    And to stay on topic (Buying Gold) .. I've bought many bags of paydirt over the years. Started with the Amazon stuff (Lyra), Gold Rush, and numerous eBay auctions.  I've come to the conclusion my top 4 are:

    Dirt Hogg (Canada) - 1 out of 5 bags will be bonus with 50% more gold, and occasionally a lot more
    http://www.dirthoggpaydirt.com/

    Jimbo's Paydirt (Arizona) - excellent gold return, custom paydirt options
    https://www.jimbosgold.com/

    Gold Adventures LLC (Colorado) - High percentage of gold, very difficult to pan completely, for improving advanced panning technique
    http://www.goldadventures.biz/gold_...s_for_sale

    Goldgetters (North Carolina) - Nice chunky, clean, easy to pan.
    http://goldgetters.net/

     

    Regards,

    Ed

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    I have had good luck with eureka joes. There 2lb. $50.00 bag keeps them fever going.
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    Some should try gold hog cons .You might even get some other stuff.Like gems.
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    I got some of the Gold Hog cons. The gemstone bonus is nice. Makes for pretty piles on the porch.

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    27 Jun 2016 01:47 AM

    I just wanted to say thank you to all the GPAA members who purchased their 37% OFF Paydirt at lynchmining.com. Most of you have already purchased your orders and just as a reminder there are only 5 days left to receive your 37% Off on all 1 gram guaranteed gold paydirt bags! If you have not ordered a bag yet please visit us at http://www.lynchmining.com. 

    Don't forget to enter in our FREE gold giveaway raffle that we will be hosting on July 4th, 2016. You will have the chance to win 5 grams in real miners gold, a chance to win FREE Paydirt and a chance to win 1-5 grams of 24k Bullion bars! Everyone who enters will automatically receive 5 FREE raffle tickets into the drawing. We will be drawing the winners at 5pm mountain time and will be announcing the winners on July 5th, 2016. 

    Good Luck to all raffle entrants!

    If you have any questions or comments we can be reached at info@lynchmining.com or (877) 865-7449. 

    HAPPY PROSPECTING! 

    Rhett Lynch-CEO

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    In order to enter into the FREE raffle go to http://www.lynchmining.com and you will see a popup that will ask you to enter your name and email address. Once you submit your name and email address, you will automatically be generated 5 FREE raffle tickets for our drawing on July 4th, 2016. 

    GOOD LUCK!!! 


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    29 Jun 2016 07:47 AM

    If you want a GREAT place to buy paydirt then go see my friend on ebay........ his seller name is vagoldseeker2014.

    he sells legitimate paydirt at a great price. he has mines across the country az, me, id, ga, va, and ca. My ROI has always been 50 to 75% on average. and the gold is a very pretty color. order some up ,,,,,,  you wont be dissapointed.!!

     

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    Any feedback on Lynch Mining paydirt from some buyers?
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    Not yet, I just received my order this morning. Packaging is tight and no spillage what so-ever.   I ordered 3 different ones, and will report back, probably later this weekend after I get done prospecting in the local creeks.

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    I've bought a pound of Lyra's Alaska and 1/4 of Yuba river off of Amazon. Lyra's was a let down, but the Yuba surprised me. They each produced about the same amount of gold, but the Yuba had 3 really nice pickers.
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    Hi Jonathan Sever

    I just wanted to mention that when I ordered multiple bags from vagoldseeker2014 half a year and 2 years ago I didn't receive what you claim to have gotten, 50 to 75% ROI. He may have stepped up his game the last few months but, if you say so yourself I will purchase another bag to see if it complies with your statement, I'm open minded! I do know that the largest price paydirt bag that he sells is $49 and it's definitely not 1 gram in gold. Gold by the ounce right now is $1,317.80 and for $49 you will get AT LEAST 1 gram of gold from us at lynchmining.com + real gems. Most of our customers have reported on "average" 1.3 grams of gold when we were selling it at $42 a bag, Gizmo's paydirt that is. 

    We have almost completely stopped selling paydirt on ebay due to the magnitude of ridiculous fees as we pay over $5000+ to ebay in fees each month + we sell more bags via our Website than any other online marketplace. To be honest there is no point for us to sell on ebay anymore... We will also be at almost every GPPA Gold Show in 2017. 

    You will be able to find us in the GPPA Gold Prospectors Magazine as well as the Pick & Shovel newspaper in the next coming issues. 

    If you have any questions please let us know and you can email us at info@lynchmining.com and one of us will respond within 24 hours. 

    I would also like to ask, I see in your photo your in a prospecting shop. Do you work there or just a customer? We would be open to setting up a paydirt deal or a consignment deal if authorized. You can also reach us at 877 865 7449.

    Kindest Regards, 

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    While I am not against advertising what you have for sale, there is a page for that.  This thread was for discussion of WHERE to purchase.  You have managed to plaster most of the site with your ads peddling your material.  I think enough is enough.
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    Posted By Jon Wilbanks on 29 Jun 2016 03:37 PM

    I've bought a pound of Lyra's Alaska and 1/4 of Yuba river off of Amazon. Lyra's was a let down, but the Yuba surprised me. They each produced about the same amount of gold, but the Yuba had 3 really nice pickers.
    Seconded on the Yuba dirt! I had good results too. Will post pics if I ever get around to posting from the laptop.

    Lyra was a bit of a disappointment, but you do get what you pay for. It's $17.00 per lb. on Amazon but only $11.00 per lb. off their website, so if you get $10.00 or less worth of gold, that's only to be expected. There is more expensive paydirt available, much of it with a 1 gram guarantee. I'll be going with those in the future...

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    Congrats Rhett, but beware, there is some little monster out there saying "MY PRECIOUS"

     

     

    My goal for this year is to have collected enough gold to hand make our wedding rings from the pure gold we extracted from the ground, but also hopefully enough to do a lot more. We have rings but they are the diluted 14k making, I want real gold that we pulled out of the ground together, they are OUR rings of raw gold.

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    Anything much over 14K will be so soft they would not be viable in day to day wear.  I constantly lightly bend my 10K at work.

    But, I have to admit, that is a good way to get the future better half to (wo)man the shovel

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    Arthur you are right that it is a great motivator but I beg to differ on the softness. Maybe if you wear a thin ring it will be soft, but with a thick and wide band it is more then enough to stay true to it's shape and I would like to see a quarter ounce on my wife's finger, she can show it off when she is not slapping my head with it.
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    Posted By Benjamin Crain on 01 Jul 2016 02:22 AM

    Congrats Rhett, but beware, there is some little monster out there saying "MY PRECIOUS"

     

     

    My goal for this year is to have collected enough gold to hand make our wedding rings from the pure gold we extracted from the ground, but also hopefully enough to do a lot more. We have rings but they are the diluted 14k making, I want real gold that we pulled out of the ground together, they are OUR rings of raw gold.

    Adding my Congrats to Rhett.  Any woman would be foolish to turn him down with a rock like that! Lol!

    Anyway, if I recall what I have read correctly, isn't the average "wild" gold we pan about 22k? If the ring band is thick enough, that should hold up just fine. Might need the occasional polish if treated roughly at all, but most fine gold jewelry I've seen in and from India does not seem to break down easily. I'm planning on using the nuggets as is for jewelry making. Raw nugget decoration has a charm all it's own...



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    The Gizmo Bag from Lynch Mining. A great bag for the money!!

     

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    Brad, how many pounds was that please?

    And what other stones were in the Gizmo bag?

    Planning on purchasing more paydirt when I get finished moving and am trying to decide between Felix and Lynch...

    Thanks in advance,

    Mary

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    Posted By Rhett Lynch on 30 Jun 2016 03:35 AM

    Hi Jonathan Sever

    I just wanted to mention that when I ordered multiple bags from vagoldseeker2014 half a year and 2 years ago I didn't receive what you claim to have gotten, 50 to 75% ROI. He may have stepped up his game the last few months but, if you say so yourself I will purchase another bag to see if it complies with your statement, I'm open minded! I do know that the largest price paydirt bag that he sells is $49 and it's definitely not 1 gram in gold. Gold by the ounce right now is $1,317.80 and for $49 you will get AT LEAST 1 gram of gold from us at lynchmining.com + real gems. Most of our customers have reported on "average" 1.3 grams of gold when we were selling it at $42 a bag, Gizmo's paydirt that is. 

    We have almost completely stopped selling paydirt on ebay due to the magnitude of ridiculous fees as we pay over $5000+ to ebay in fees each month + we sell more bags via our Website than any other online marketplace. To be honest there is no point for us to sell on ebay anymore... We will also be at almost every GPPA Gold Show in 2017. 

    You will be able to find us in the GPPA Gold Prospectors Magazine as well as the Pick & Shovel newspaper in the next coming issues. 

    If you have any questions please let us know and you can email us at info@lynchmining.com and one of us will respond within 24 hours. 

    I would also like to ask, I see in your photo your in a prospecting shop. Do you work there or just a customer? We would be open to setting up a paydirt deal or a consignment deal if authorized. You can also reach us at 877 865 7449.

    Kindest Regards, 

    Rhett Lynch-CEO

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     LOL, you are selling a 49$ bag and you guarantee 1 gram in a 49$ bag.  you must get free labor , free machines , free equipment , and free fuel to have a cost ratio like that. Or you just get free paydirt and sell it. come on man , who is gonna beleive that you sell paydirt for no or very little profit. also..... i see you sell 5 pound bags for 35.00$ and no guarantee of gold amount , here is the quote from your site on those 5lb. bags " each bag will contain gold garaunteed. The amount of gold will vary."  so you sell no differently than those on ebay or where ever. besides you can get 8lbs. for 35.00$ from Vagoldseeker and he will give you the same gaurantee. And if you become a regular buyer like myself he will start adding really nice gems , i have alot of amythest , ruby, and quartz from him.  And im sure that if he wanted to he could salt a bag with rich gold and sell if for the going price of gold as you are. so , see./.......... you are really no different of a seller. BLAST!!


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    Posted By Mary McCarty on 13 Jul 2016 07:02 AM

    Brad, how many pounds was that please?

    And what other stones were in the Gizmo bag?

    Planning on purchasing more paydirt when I get finished moving and am trying to decide between Felix and Lynch...

    Thanks in advance,

    Mary


    Mary,

    This is the 1lb pound Gizmo bag.  I was very impressed with it.  I ran a second bag and got the almost exactly the same visual amount of gold.  I have not dried and weighed it.  I will order again.  In addition to gold, we found peridot, a really nice kidney bean sized deep purple amethyst, an emerald with decent clarity and several pea sized peridot of good clarity.  

    Lynch Mining put together a very nice bag for the money...especially so with the discount they offered to GPAA for Independence Day

     

    Rhett may have ad-bombed the site, but, anyone who took advantage of the offer likely were impressed and, in my opinion, no false advertising there!

    Ipan4gold.com  great bags with many flakes some gram+ nuggets

    Crissongoldmine.com  never been skunked and have had some really nice pickers and nuggets from the least expensive bags

    Gold-n-Gem Grubbin  great bag for the money

    Thermal City Gold Mine  a fantastic bag, many gems and chunky gold

    Lucky Strike  similar to Thermal City, but, a few dollars more per bag

    Martin Prospecting  inexpensive and a good ROI

    Heritage Gold Mine Park  inexpensive, with flake, flour and the occasional picker 

    Lynchmining.com  impressive returns and good sized gold, see pick on previous page, with some nice gems

     

    I have a hard time spending more than $50-60 on a bag of dirt, but, anyone of the vendors mentioned above have left me feeling like I got my money's worth.

    If you can, label individual vials from each supplier you use and track the visual amount and weight of gold that you recover over time to understand where YOU feel best spending money on a bag of dirt.

     

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    Thanks Brad!  Will likely purchase then from both sources even tho' Lynch has done a bit of overkill with ad-bombing... It's annoying. I like the idea of sending my sister some of the Lynch cons as both she and I make wire work jewelry so the stones would come in handy once they were tumbled shiny. I also want to order from Goldadventures as he sells custom bags for a very reasonable price.  I've seen good things about Gold Hogs gemstone bag as well.

    Appreciate the input!

    Cheers,

    Mary

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    Great thread!

    There are a few places listed here I've yet to check out, so THANKS! I like to feel somewhat well rounded when it comes to reviewing.

    For my own personal review - my TOP pick for pay dirt is MDV over at Ipan4gold.com.

    I'm in Missouri, That state containing no gold right? So I'm kinda stuck with my options - with that, I to have tried many places,

    Amazon, Yuba, decent for the price

    Gold rush pay dirt - yeah, the show. This is a team working with Parker. The idea is awesome, ( if you like Parker and Gold rush ) but the ROI is horrible. I wont dis them anymore than that as They HAVE produced some pretty amazing things for me, ( owner of a John Schnable and Parker Schnable autograph. How cool is that? )

    GoldHog, awesome stuff, the gems do rock! more importantly, his Goldhog mats just ROCK at picking up the fine gold through my sluice. The guy is also just a serious wealth of information.

    Crissom mine, again, really great stuff here, the gem backs are LOADED with kick butt rocks and gems. the gold is chunky GA gold at its finest.

    Jimbo's Gold, ( won a bag from goldprospectorspace.com ( really great site with amazing people ) was extremely impressed with the bag I got, I may at some point revisit this guy.

    point being, I've tried quite a few. Canada, Alaska ( Eureka ) Colorado, Arizona, GA ) They all have good points, some way better than others..

    but hands down, I will, and always will remain a faithful customer to Ipan4gold.com.

    He has, without a doubt, never sold me a light bag of cons. The ROI has always been tops and the gold itself, chunky chunky and clunky!

    ( When my mom and mom in law ask me what I want for birthday and christmas - I send them this link! Ipan4gold.com )

    I think besides the fact his pay dirt pays off ( big time ), is that the guy has been THE most personable guy in this business I've ever met. Truly a class act.

    For any sellers out there looking to succeed in this business. This is a guy to mirror yourself to..

    so yeah, That's my story - I'm stickin to it..

    I've tried quite a few, only had a few that were really disappointments..

    Ipan4gold.com has never. ever. been one of them.










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    I've bought several bags of pay dirt. I have found that they are selling for about $100 per gram. Sometimes more. good luck. It has been fun every time. Fantastic practice , but it's nothing like the real thing.

     

     

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      Honestly, just buy a gram of Gold from a top seller on E-bay, dump it in a pan with your local gravel, pan it out & avoid paying an extra $20 for nothing. I only bought pay dirt when they advertised a big nugget in every tenth bag or whatever. But the gamble never pays off...For me anyway.

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    Adam has the best advice,but I've bought 12 times and found out that the different pay dirt took different ways to extract the gold & the gold seemed different also. I could have just poured the gold back in for practice,but the gambler in me really likes seeing the different types of gold and I've gotten 6 nuggets. One  2.6 gram & several pickers & flour. I'm in the Felix   4 lb jackpot bucket now & one of them has a 50 gram nugget in it .That would make it all worth while. I'm as green as they come.In Texas looking forward to experiencing the whole picture and maybe becoming an old salt one day.

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    Mary .. I 100% recommend Jimbo's Gold in Arizona, you will be SO SO pleased.

    I think the Gizmo bag was a standard 1lb size, and mine contained maybe a dozen tiny (1/8" and less) polished peridot. I read somebody else got peridot with theirs. About same results as Brad's above. Nice gold. Their gold/black reserve bags were good as well, but contain extreme black sand, so panning takes time. Not much fly poop or under -100 mesh. Pretty consistant flakes besides the occasional pickers.

    Also, I just started panning my $325 nugget (1gal paint can of concentrates + nuggets) from Crisson Gold Mine I picked when were at the Loud Mine Outing in September, and loving it .. tons of .2 to .6 gram size nuggets along with flakes in every pan (doing about 1/4" cup at a time). It's expensive for sure, but easy blond sand (it's crushed ore from their mine) to pan, and every time I pull a nugget out of the pan, I just giggle and jump for joy. Even if I don't recover $325 in gold, I'm getting way more in joy and fun. I bought it for my 50th birthday gift to myself (in addition to everything else I bought this year including my LDMA membership). I hope to post results somewhere when I finish the entire can. They have an online store too at: http://www.crissongoldmine.com/gold-concentrates/

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       That's cool Ed, I might try them. That $325 bucket sounds like fun also. Have you been to Italian Bar with your LDMA? I might try that, I never used the '3 day pass' but we prospected the public GPAA areas next to the camp. It was awesome.

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    The Crisson Gold Mine $325 nugget bucket ended up with a total of 4.397 grams of gold with one of the nuggets over 1gram.   Either way was a ton of fun to pan out.   Win some , lose some.



     

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      Cool Ed, are those hard rock nuggets? They look like Placer nuggets. I Thought the Crisson bucket of crushed ore would be 50 or 100 mesh Gold? When I hard rock sample, I always crush the ore to tiny 50 mesh Gold, then Bluebowl it all.

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    I'll let the enthusiasm of my customers describe our paydirt.  https://youtu.be/uLUJYJLaMGc 

    See the reviews on our Facebook page for more feedback. https://www.facebook.com/pg/iPan4Gold/reviews/?ref=page_internal 

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    Easily my favorite two places to get pay dirt:

    IPAN4GOLD.com

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    Crissongoldmine.com

    Both in Georgia and both owned and operated by great people!
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    How was your 4lb bucket from Felix. I purchased one and was not happy with what I got. I got more from their 2lb bonanza bag.
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    I have never tried Felix, too rich for my blood, lol.
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    I'm not sure where the nuggets came from in the 325.00 nugget bucket, but they are definitely added. They have a 165 bucket without the nuggets that is just 75 gallons of the crushed hardrock material processed and concentrated to 1 gallon. My guess is the use the same 165 (75gal material cons) and add a few grams worth of nuggets. I definitely didn't hit the jackpot like others I had heard, but I loved panning the material, very little black sands, mostly blond (crushed rock), so it panned very easily and quickly.

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    I have purchased a fair amount of paydirt over the last few years. 

    My favorites are Dirt Hogg and Goldstrike Adventures

    I also like Crisson a lot and have seen their stamp mill in operation here in Georgia. 

    I know the owners of these three operations and have a good relationship with them. I trust them to provide a good value for my money. 

    In my experience, every bag of paydirt is different, and yields will vary from bag to bag, even from the same source. 

    Dirt Hogg offers "Bonus" bags which completely skew the "value" equation, but one thing is certain, anyone thinking they are going to consistently get an amount of gold that is worth more than what they paid for, is mistaken.  

    That being said, if I got a one ounce nugget from a paydirt seller, I would probably keep buying from that supplier for a long time, hoping to get more...

    Regardless, I learn a lot about the characteristics of gold and different kinds of paydirt by purchasing paydirt from different suppliers...it's all part of become a better gold miner.

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    Great to see Mike on here! He is a fellow member and VP of the Augusta Chapter of the GPAA and, very trustworthy.
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    I'm expecting a delivery for the holidays from Eureka Gold Sands .. will let folks know. Gino claims to be one of the original online paydirt companies that started it all, so we shall see how I do. I'm expecting about a 50% return to be honest tho. Nobody is going to sell paydirt to lose money. That'd just be crazy.
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    I have bought 4 1lb bags, 3 black label and Gizmo suprem . Also bought a 2lb reserv xl from Lynch mining. Only bag that let me down was the Gizmo suprem at only half a gram. All others where more then stated 1 gram. I e mailed about gizmo supreme and didnt get reply. oh well very happy with all there other paydirt will never buy from someone else Lynche Mining is great paydirt
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    www.jakesminingequipment.com  located in Henderson, NV is an authorized GPAA Dealer

     

    prospector1@cox.net

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    Jakes Mining Equipment.com has $10.00, $15.00, $30.00 and $60.00 bags. Gold comes from Northern Nevada, the Osceola mining area.

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    Gold hog will be stopping their pay dirt bags soon. I would pick up one or two. They are true paydirt bags, salted with gems but not gold, just dredge concentrates. Great practice and a good return on the money.
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    I bought the 5 gal bucket from lynch mining gaurenteed 1 oz for 1480 after discoint thayt price included shipping i recovered 35 grams of gold they offer 10% off for gpaa but you have to show them your card first my bucket arrived broken so i emailed them photos the owner was very fast to respond and very willing to make it right but no need after getting 35 grams
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    I've always had good luck with cons from Randy Witham. Usually more than the amount you pay for. Randy is a straight up honest guy.
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    I got a membership with the Roaring camp gold.com dirt of the month club and you pay 68.00 a month until you cancel and they send you a 25lb bag of dirt to pan I have found a couple nice pickers and a lot of fine look them up it might be what you are looking for.

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    I bought some gold paydirt from lynch mining I ordered it on the 4th of December today is the 14th it still has not shipped very poor customer service in my opinion. There better be alot of gold in the dirt. I bought some from felix 2 days after so on the 6th. It was here in 4 days coming from Alaska to CA. Lynch is located in AZ, hope its here before Christmas it was gift.
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    Update, So a list of emails from lynch mining
    YOUR ORDER IS ON ITS WAY. This email confirms the status of your recent order from our store. Additional information is below. this was on the 4th of December.
    Hi Shane,
    Your email was sent over to my desk and I just wanted to say that we are deeply sorry for the delay in shipping. Even though we hired extra helping hands during our holiday months we have hit record numbers for our company with more than 200,000 transaction since November.
    Again, we deeply apologize for the late shipping and we will get your order shipped out tomorrow. If you have any future questions or comments for us please send your email me at rhl@lynchmining.com
    Thank you for being a sincere customer and we hope you enjoy our paydirt!
    Kindest Regards,
    Rhett Lynch-CEO
    Lynch Mining, LLC This was on the 14th after a emailed them in regards to my order not being shipped.
    So I waited tell the 19th to check on my order and it still has not shipped. I emailed Lynch mining again last night requesting they refund my money. I got a email this morning that they have refunded my order i am sure it will be a couple of days before i see it show up in my bank account but that is normal. If it as any longer than that i will post . I DONT RECOMMEND USING LYNCH MINING!!!!!!
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    WARNING!

    Lynch Mining ran a sale this year. Sent to me a bag that had 0 gold. was supposed to contain minimum of 1 gram.

    I notified them and the CEO of Lynch mining emailed me to infer I was a liar and they photograph all bags. he stated they would follow up on the issue. after emailing again, no response.

    I also received the bag unlabeled.

    Did I mention it is taking more than two weeks to receive anything? the paydirt before sale is significantly different than what they are selling now..
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    I have never bought pay dirt. I have yet to hear anybody say they found more gold then what they paid for it. What is the big draw? I saw Kleshguitars pay almost $1000 for pay dirt only to find around $500 worth. Why take such a loss. $500 is a lot of gas and camping money...lol Plus you miss out on the hunt. So, I ask again... what is the big draw?
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    A disclaimer...I sell gold paydirt..but I also buy gold paydirt, and always will.

    To those who think we're fools for buying paydirt, consider this:

    Not ALL of us have access to gold bearing ground along with all the legal permissions to dig for it - there is very little public land East of the Mississippi.

    Likewise not ALL of us possess the financial and other resources necessary to go prospecting any time they want.

    Lastly, we are envious of everyone who still has the strength, stamina, and other other physical attributes needed to dig, tote, and handle multiple buckets of paydirt and equipment for even a few hours a day.

    FOR THE REST OF US, HOWEVER, who possess none of these things, the only viable option we have is TO PURCHASE GOLD PAYDIRT.

    If possessing gold is all that matters, then it can be purchased much cheaper than buying gold paydirt...bullion bars and coins are readily available...but have you noticed, the smaller the gold bar, the larger premium the you'll have to pay!

    But here's the thing which some folks obviously don't get, those of us who sell gold paydirt aren't just selling the gold, we're selling the THRILL OF DISCOVERY, that EUREKA! moment that drives gold fever...and that experience is PRICELESS.

    To me, there are few things more exciting than seeing gold magically appear in the bottom of a gold pan. We love it.
    I started out gold panning at the Crisson Gold mine and eventually got a partner and we started our own "mining operation.
    We have pursued gold recovery operations for over three years.

    The whole time, THOUGH, I have purchased gold paydirt. I have learned to pan all kinds of gold and all kinds of material.
    As I said before, I have never stopped purchasing gold paydirt and probably never will.

    I sell gold paydirt because I love helping others have the same kind of fun and excitement I get when see the gold show up in the bottom of my pan...that's what it's all about for me and I love helping others have that same experience.

    Where should you buy gold paydirt? Wherever you can get a quality product, at a good price, with excellent, reliable customer service.
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    25 Dec 2017 08:59 AM
    Michael, I can see where you are coming from. You mentioned some things that I didn't think of. The videos I watched all had guys who seemed like they still prospected. Thanks for your input and happy panning!... Oh and Merry Christmas.
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    25 Dec 2017 01:30 PM

    Thomas,

    I don't think you will ever find a place that gives you more gold than what you paid for. As a seller you won't make any money.

    I will buy pay dirt this time of year when the fever sets in and creeks are frozen. Constellation Mining Company sells gold that does not cost an arm and a leg. Got some for X-mass.  Very good service every time I buy from them. I can't fly to Alaska for less than fifty dollars. Heck I can't even park at the airport for that much. Even around here when I go prospecting I don't come home with that much gold yet  [Lots of flour gold here and small flakes].  Going out prospecting in the fresh air and quiet is more fun than than panning a bag though.

    Scott

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    26 Dec 2017 05:15 PM

    Thomas, thank you for your kind and gracious reply. 

    Michael 

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    09 Jan 2018 05:46 AM
    When I buy pay dirt I always count on around 60% ROI. Or a little better. I've read where some people were mad they didn't get 100% return.
    They must not realize the vendor has to make a little money on what he sells or he wouldn't be in business too long!
    That said, I've had good luck with Felix and with Eureka Joes.


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