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What is the best place to buy pay dirt from
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DAVID WHITE
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28 Nov 2015 03:14 PM
Good to Know ,thanks
Brad Lamb
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01 Dec 2015 05:31 AM
Thanks Jim! I actually heard the nugget hit the bottom of the pan when I put in the 3rd scoop.
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05 Dec 2015 04:50 PM
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 

 

 

 

 

DAVID WHITE
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11 Dec 2015 05:34 AM
Where is the training bag listed for purchase, all I see is Tom and Perrys at the store?
Leo Lorenz
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19 Dec 2015 10:31 AM

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.

 

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19 Dec 2015 11:52 AM

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.

 

Leo Lorenz
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19 Dec 2015 05:39 PM

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.

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31 Dec 2015 06:34 AM
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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31 Dec 2015 08:16 AM
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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15 Jan 2016 01:58 PM

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.

  

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19 Jan 2016 08:31 AM

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
Brad Lamb
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02 Feb 2016 11:21 AM
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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01 Mar 2016 12:26 PM
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

Rhett Lynch
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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.
CHARLES SAWYER
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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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03 Jun 2016 02:49 PM

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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03 Jun 2016 08:09 PM

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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04 Jun 2016 03:37 AM
Thanks Joseph! That is a very good point that is often overlooked or forgotten.
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06 Jun 2016 02:46 PM
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



Joseph Loyd
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06 Jun 2016 07:55 PM
Try some Gold hog dirt as I know it is some good stuff .
Benjamin Crain
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07 Jun 2016 07:05 PM
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.

Benjamin Crain
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