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2 Replies and 641 Views Yellowstone River, Montana  641  2 Started by Has anyone had any success panning for gold in the Yellowstone River I live a couple of blocks away from in in the Billings, MT area.
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by  JOHN COLLINSJump to last post
09 Jul 2019 09:33 PM
1 Replies and 924 Views Panning for Gold on Butte Creek  924  1 Started by Rain can't keep Me and Gary ( Two toes ) from heading out to Butte Creek to look for Gold. Umbrella Weather for sure !!!!! Ladybugs, deer and Gold !!!!!! a group of Ladybugs is called a Loveliness
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by  BRANDON BARTONJump to last post
06 Jun 2019 03:03 AM
1 Replies and 190 Views Panning Banned in SD for 2019?  190  1 Started by  Upnort Heard from a disreputable source that even panning has been disallowed in the Black Hills due to a tree disease. No soil turning what so ever, exception would metal detecting. Planning to head to the Husker claim next month and need to confirm that panning is still allowed there. Read somewhere on this forum last year that 12v high bankers where allowed in the Black Hills, at least most places. Is that still true Thanks, couldn't find a specific subcategory to place this post. Byron
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by  William HallJump to last post
04 Jun 2019 07:22 PM
1 Replies and 229 Views looking for prospectors  229  1 Started by Looking for fellow prospectors in my area (Humboldt, Trinity and Siskiyou counties). Go out alone a lot to the claims in those areas and after a few encounters with bears it would be nice to have another set of eyes lol. Even if schedules can not line up to go as a group then it would be cool just to meet like minded people who have that gold fever. instagram: doctorofdevils
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by  robert murataJump to last post
29 May 2019 03:30 PM
3 Replies and 9726 Views Taking samples  9726  3 Started by  johnd I was on the Spokane river in Liberty Lake Washington taking samples and I think I found a few flakes but they looked more copper ish for no better word. I am going out again and bring back enough to run in my clean up sluice. I found them in the roots of a stump above the high water line. 
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by  Charlie BryceJump to last post
18 May 2019 05:43 AM
5 Replies and 9534 Views Gold Claw gold pan  9534  5 Started by  Zappster1 Does anybody have any information about the Gold Claw gold pan Looks interesting and simple.  The videos I have seen look like it works great and fast.  Not sure if the videos are staged a little bit.     Anybody have one or have first hand experience with one  Can it be used effectively for dry panning   Very curious.
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by  BRAD HATTJump to last post
17 May 2019 12:42 PM
2 Replies and 50458 Views Gold in Susansville Calif area  50458  2 Started by  johnnytuinals Wondering if anyone tried panning for gold in the Susansville Calif area off of the highway in the stream.....JT
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by  John SachJump to last post
04 Sep 2018 06:48 PM
1 Replies and 5355 Views Anyone else using the Gold Hog Flowpan? Tips? Tricks?  5355  1 Started by Been using the flow pan for a couple months now, it works really nice and is a great upgrade from my grizzly pan & nugget bucket I was previously using. It certainly moves a lot of material and no classifying is really nice. I visited several claims in AZ and CO with it last month (July '18) and had pretty good luck with it. In the dry AZ desert I used a flat rubbermaid storage tray that is about 2'x3' and 6 inches high or so and filled it with a few gallons of water and made my own portable...
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by  Rhonda KaupasJump to last post
17 Aug 2018 11:50 AM
3 Replies and 35623 Views Randy Panning in Ouray, Colorado - 25 May 14  35623  3 Started by  C-17A Hey GPAA Gold Prospectors.... Time for another Trip Report from Colorado.  My super wonderful wife Dee wanted to drive about 3 1/2 hours to the Southwest from Buena Vista to Ridgeway, Colorado, in the San Juan Mountains, to visit a long time girl friend flying into the state to visit her mother that lives in Ridgeway and stay/visit Ouray, Colorado, a high mountain mining/tourist town of about 1,000 people, about 10 miles further we did this past weekend. I knew Ouray had some...
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by  KENNETH WEATHINGTONJump to last post
02 Jul 2018 09:02 PM
2 Replies and 13126 Views 1st ever live claim dig yields GOLD!!  13126  2 Started by It may only be 20-50 mesh but I found gold!! Now I need to revisit the claim re sample the 6 spots and bag them separate!! But wooohooo! Gold! Now to figure out how to add a photo here!!
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by  KENNETH WEATHINGTONJump to last post
02 Jul 2018 08:44 PM
26 Replies and 69942 Views Gold Pans  69942  26 Started by  charlotte49er
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Pans! by charlotte49er on Apr.18, 2013, under Gold Prospecting I don’t know how many times people have come up to me and said, “All you really need is a pan to find gold.” Technically that’s true. All you really need to find gold is a pan. At some time, even with machinery, you will probably pick up a gold pan. Maybe not at the start, but more than likely at the end. However, gold is a numbers game. The more dirt you process, the more gold you will fin...
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by  KENNETH WEATHINGTONJump to last post
11 Apr 2018 08:55 PM
5 Replies and 34267 Views Finish pan preferences?  34267  5 Started by  Zappster1 I know practice makes perfect when it comes to panning. I am curious what pans you all prefer for finish panning (removing all black sands). Eventually I would like to get a spiral wheel to help but am looking for something to put in the backpack. Let me know what you think
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
26 Mar 2018 03:42 PM
1 Replies and 2009 Views Panning  2009  1 Started by  HOPSGUNSHOP I'm from Texas and I'm here in Oxnard California working. I'll be here about three weeks. Looking for a place to pan on the weekends. Any suggestions
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
22 Jan 2018 10:49 AM
6 Replies and 103076 Views Randy's Annual California Gold Trip -- 4 - 15 Sep 14  103076  6 Started by  C-17A Hey GPAA Gold Prospectors... Just made it back safe and sound from my big annual family reunion/gold prospecting trip to Kalifornia.....have been going out for about 7 years's my big, Big, BIG Trip Report FYI: Day 1:  Thursday 4 Sep 14 -- Up early, over to Colorado Springs to catch an early flight to San Francisco.  Took one big suitcase full of crevicing tools, gloves and my Falcon MD-20 metal detector.  Arrived SFO on-time and my sister Susie picked me up no probl...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
23 Apr 2017 11:49 AM
7 Replies and 16732 Views Arkansas Group Colorado  16732  7 Started by Hey ya'll. I wanted to know if anyone has ever been to the Arkansas Group in Colorado and if there is any gold and/or anything I should know about the claims or area. I will be visiting around late June and just wanted to see if this claim was worth poking around or not. This group is the only one I'm going to be near and I have never prospected in Colorado before so this will be a fun new adventure! 
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by  Anthony ReeseJump to last post
09 Apr 2017 06:16 PM
3 Replies and 9373 Views Le Trap rectangular gold pan  9373  3 Started by  Katra12 Been perusing gold pans. Had no idea there were so many variations. Grew up with mom and dad using plain steel gold pans that were routinely quite rusty... The rectangular pan looks interesting, especially the 'Le Trap' brand one. Any experience/opinions on these Worth investing in or not
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by  Michael ZappJump to last post
06 Jan 2017 08:41 PM
15 Replies and 22434 Views Pyramid Pro Pan  22434  15 Started by  prospectorjack 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...
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by  Mary McCartyJump to last post
12 Jul 2016 12:11 PM
9 Replies and 14842 Views Panning Paydirt with Iron Gravel  14842  9 Started by  dmcelyea I have a lot of dirt to pan and have classified it twice, I still have little pieces of iron in the black sand and it is making this very hard to pan.  I have two more classifiers but don't know how small I can take it down to get these iron pieces out of there.  This ground was just loaded with small gravel size iron.  I bought one of those 5 different size classifiers that set on the bucket.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks
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by  Ed BraggJump to last post
13 Jun 2016 05:26 PM
1 Replies and 8331 Views Specific Gravity  8331  1 Started by      So what is the true specific gravity of gold, is it really 19.3 times heavier than water  The answer is yes and no depending on what type or kind of gold we are talking about.  For you see pure gold that is 99.9 fine is 19.3 times heavier than water and native gold ( unrefined ) with impurities on average runs 17.5 times heavier than water.  Just thought some of you might like to be confused with a fact so often overlooked.     Ron
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
11 Apr 2016 07:09 AM
3 Replies and 13065 Views Panning around Weippe, ID  13065  3 Started by  rabbit Anyone know anything about the claims around Weippe
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by  Vince EmeryJump to last post
07 Mar 2016 11:04 AM
5 Replies and 15769 Views Tom Massie's panning video  15769  5 Started by  akajam In a YouTube video about Blueberry John and the bounce, Tom Massie mentions a video he made about lots of panning techniques - where can I get that video Julia
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by  Julia McCormackJump to last post
21 Jan 2016 10:05 AM
7 Replies and 12813 Views Panning Basin?  12813  7 Started by  ChrisRegentStewart Being in Arizona, it seems like it'd be beneficial to have a basin to pan in, both to bring on-site up north for cleanups while camping, and for processing samples and whatnot at home. But a visit to the local hardware didn't turn up a suitable container. Any suggestions of specific products or a better store to look at than Lowes What do you use for your panning basin Main priority is something that my pan will fit well enough inside of that I can shake the pan around without banging up my kn...
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by  LEO LORENZJump to last post
07 Nov 2015 12:47 PM
3 Replies and 9250 Views Boots  9250  3 Started by  RonSwanson Please help.  Does anyone know what brand of waders (knee high) that Tom Massey wears in some of his episodes of Gold Fever  My knee high waders have a steel toe and it gives me fits with my metal detector....Plus they give me blisters - Tom seems to get around, in the episodes that he is wearing his knee high waders, very comfortably.  They appear to be an all rubber boot.    Other than what Tom Massey wears, does anyone have a recommendation for 'Knee High Rubber...
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by  Brad LambJump to last post
16 Oct 2015 06:01 AM
2 Replies and 6556 Views Looking for Partners.  6556  2 Started by  bierker Hi Panners, My name is Paul Bierker. I have just joined and hope to start panning for gold with my kids. I became interested in panning as it seems to be the most environmentally sound or minimally invasive type of gold extraction the earth offers.  Professionally I am a jewelry designer so by nature I love gold. We cherish it and use it in almost everything. That being said. I try to be as sustainable as possible using mostly recycled gold refined to 24K and then hand mix my alloys in sma...
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by  paul bierkerJump to last post
08 Sep 2015 11:56 AM
2 Replies and 14735 Views Panning Fairplay, Colorado  14735  2 Started by Has anyone been to the public beach area in Fairplay, CO this summer I know you can only pan or sluice. What kind of gold is being found Any feedback would be great. Hope to try it out soon. Scott
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by  Scott LeidenbergerJump to last post
21 May 2015 07:28 PM
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