Pyramid Pro Pan
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JOHN DORVALUser is Offline
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16 May 2014 06:25 AM
    If anyone is considering to buy the Pyramid Pro Pan do it. I know it seems to be a little pricey but let me tell you that it is worth it. I bought one last year and I have found it to be a necessary piece of equipment that I am glad to have in my arsenal of prospecting equipment. For processing material I can just about keep up with a sluice box. For catching gold, it catches the finest of gold, I would have to say that it loses none from what I can tell. It is easy to use. It is great for areas that dredging, high banking and sluicing is not allowed. It is durable and guaranteed for life so how can you go wrong.
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    14 Jul 2014 05:49 AM
    I have seen this and was curious if it was any good. sounds like it might be a good investment. thanks for the info John.
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    09 Mar 2015 09:01 AM
    If was on the fence about buying one- now i will have to get one! Thanks!!
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    24 Jul 2015 05:02 AM
    I just ordered one.  Can't wait til it gets here!
    Brad LambUser is Offline
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    03 Dec 2015 07:02 AM
    What/where is the best price that anyone has found for this pan system?

    Thanks!
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    07 Feb 2016 08:00 PM
    I bought one a few years ago wasn't overly impressed with it. Found that if I just took my time and did it the old fashioned way it yielded the same results, but take that with a grain of salt user results may very.
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    22 May 2016 06:08 PM
    Not a bad pan great for using in Panning only areas !!!
    Brad LambUser is Offline
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    23 May 2016 04:51 AM
    How does it compare to the Hog Pan?
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    23 May 2016 06:12 AM
    Just me and past issues (I won't go into), but I wouldn't touch ANY of their products with a 50 foot pole if they were the last company on earth.  Would rather drop my $ with Doc.
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    23 May 2016 08:19 AM

    I'm hoping to get a chance to see / try these in action at one of my upcoming visits to some of the claims / outings. I definitely hope somebody has a Hog Pan as that looks like my first choice. I really need something to easily and quickly sample my property without having to drag a battery and tons of gear down.

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    24 May 2016 07:50 AM
    Gold Hog is doing a learning days event June 3,4 at the Loud Mine. I have to work, but, heard they will offer another event in July. We plan to attend and bring along a couple of Augusta GPAA Chapter members and two prospective LDMA/GPAA Members.
    Reach out to your Senators and Representatives and let them know you are in support of mining rights and opening up areas to small scale mining! ~Augusta, GA GPAA~ ~LDMA~
    FRED GOODEUser is Offline
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    10 Jul 2016 06:45 PM
    I have a Pyramid pro pan and I'm impressed with it. I did a side by side with a young buck and his A52 sluice. He had to classify before running. I didn't classify prior to running the pyramid.
    After 8 buckets each (unclassified) we cleaned up and panned out. I caught significantly more -50 size gold than the A52. This area is known for lots of fine gold and not much larger stuff.
    I was able to easily equal the time to run the 8 buckets. I recovered double the weight in gold (don't remember the weight) because he didn't catch much of the -50 gold.

    Of course this could also have been impacted by his sluice setup. It looked ok to me but the amount of fine gold just wasn't there in the A52. He had some but not that much. I had a lot.
    The Pyramid pan on the other hand retained 100 mesh and smaller gold. I was very impressed with the fine gold recovery.

    That being said, I would trust Doc more than Mr. Fosicker. I have listened to him at several shows on several products and many of his core principals seem flawed to me. I don't believe he has a solid understanding of the physics at work in deposition or recovery. That does not detract from the performance of his Pyramid pan. I could keep up with 2 guys filling buckets and I'm an old guy!

    So I recommend the Pyramid Pro Pan but I'm not making any statements about it in reference to the Hog Pan which I have not seen.

    Gus
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    12 Jul 2016 07:14 AM
    I use it in the uwharrie forest in the summer time when water levels are to low to sluice. It definitely works but you can do the same thing by classifing your material into a bucket, production pan it, and at the end of the day pan you cons
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    12 Jul 2016 11:37 AM
    Posted By JOHNATHAN GREENE on 12 Jul 2016 07:14 AM

    I use it in the uwharrie forest in the summer time when water levels are to low to sluice. It definitely works but you can do the same thing by classifing your material into a bucket, production pan it, and at the end of the day pan you cons

    Probably a dumb question but...

    please explain "production panning"?

    If this yields what I think it does, it sounds like a handy technique for creating cons for home panning in the livingroom and mailing to my sister to continue my attempts to infect her with gold fever.



    FRED GOODEUser is Offline
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    12 Jul 2016 11:53 AM
    @Mary McCarty
    I think in this context, Johnathan Greene refers to "production panning" as a statement of volume of material processed at a high speed. Typically panning is very slow if you try to take it all the way down to nothing in the pan but gold. If you shovel gravel from a location into a pan and then pan it down to the gold, you probably won't make much recovery in a day. Using a sluice is typically at least 10x faster. More material processed = more gold recovered with all other things being equal. Production Panning probably means don't try to clean it all the way down. Just remove say ~80-90% of the lighter material and save the rest for later. Same thing you do with a sluice or a dredge. Spend your time at the river as efficiently as possible. Concentrate your material down as far as you can quickly, then take the concentrates home and do the tedious job of cleaning them down to the gold at your leisure. Don't waste time on the river trying to do this. Only do this for your sample pans.

    The pyramid pro pan is sold as a "production pan". I believe this means it processes about the same amount of material as a sluice in a given time frame. I can confirm this is a reasonable statement. You would never use the pyramid pan to try to get it down to just gold. The pyramid pan is a concentrator.

    Hope that helps.

    Hey good idea sending cons to folks to infect them. Never thought of that. I'll try that on a couple of victims and see what happens.
    Mary McCartyUser is Offline
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    12 Jul 2016 12:11 PM

    Posted By FRED GOODE on 12 Jul 2016 11:53 AM

    @Mary McCarty

    I think in this context, Johnathan Greene refers to "production panning" as a statement of volume of material processed at a high speed. Typically panning is very slow if you try to take it all the way down to nothing in the pan but gold. If you shovel gravel from a location into a pan and then pan it down to the gold, you probably won't make much recovery in a day. Using a sluice is typically at least 10x faster. More material processed = more gold recovered with all other things being equal. Production Panning probably means don't try to clean it all the way down. Just remove say ~80-90% of the lighter material and save the rest for later. Same thing you do with a sluice or a dredge. Spend your time at the river as efficiently as possible. Concentrate your material down as far as you can quickly, then take the concentrates home and do the tedious job of cleaning them down to the gold at your leisure. Don't waste time on the river trying to do this. Only do this for your sample pans.



    The pyramid pro pan is sold as a "production pan". I believe this means it processes about the same amount of material as a sluice in a given time frame. I can confirm this is a reasonable statement. You would never use the pyramid pan to try to get it down to just gold. The pyramid pan is a concentrator.



    Hope that helps. 

      

    Hey good idea sending cons to folks to infect them. Never thought of that. I'll try that on a couple of victims and see what happens.  

    Yes it does help thanks. Confirmed more or less what I suspected. I'd just never considered doing it that way before and I must say I like it a lot.

    And best of luck trying that conc mailing infection attempt. Lol! I've already sent her commercial cons once along with a Garret pan set and a turbo pan and she sent me a pic of results, and admitted it was fun. If she and one of the nephews gets to join me for a couple of weeks in the Wallowa valley, that ought to seal her fate...

    Cheers!

    Mary



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