Monday, September 12, 2011

Shopping List For Panning Gold

 Your shopping list for supplies of gold panning base should be roughly as follows:

  • A gold pan of good quality.
  • A vial or snifter bottle.
  • A small shovel.
  • A bucket and classifier that fits it.
  • A solid scoop.
  • A pry bar.
  • Tweezers.
  • Beverages, snacks, bug spray, sun screen and toilet paper.

When shopping for a pan you may find yourself surprised by the variety in pots of gold. You want a plastic pot because they are lighter and easier to use than a metal mold. Your stove should be green and have very pronounced ridges molded into the sides.

The two most common forms for pots of gold are round and square. Common for gold panning and start, you want a round mold. Cutting a square pan with gravel very quickly which makes it ideal for surveying, but it is more difficult to learn to use and does not separate the black sand and gravel, gold and a round pan made of . Take a square pan after starting to find gold with a round pan.

A vial for holding gold is a common thing, but I found a bottle snifter to be much better. The bottles are best for storage and presentation of the gold at home in the area. They break easily (especially when frozen), can leak make you lose your conclusions, and are easy to lose.

Snifter bottle has a small tube that extends into the bottom of the bottle and an inner lid so that nothing comes out until you're ready. The bottle is plastic, so it will not break, is larger making it harder to lose or give up and works really well.

The next most useful thing to have a classifier or sieve, that will save you a lot of work. To use, simply place the display in the bottom of your pan, add dirt and water from your pan and shake the classifier. As the soil is wet, all the gold will go to the bottom of your pan, leaving only large rocks being thrown.

If you want a little more serious on the pan, you want a bar shovel, bucket and lever with you. The classifier must keep on top of your bucket. Now you can filter your documents as you fill your bucket, thereby saving time while panning the material.

Since gold is so dense, he moved often under rocks, hence the need for a lever. Many people have moved a rock in a stream to find a gold ring around its base. I managed to find a lever that has a T-handle bar, so it doubles as a walking stick, very useful when crossing streams.

The small ball is something that can easily be overlooked. You'll quickly discover it is almost impossible to pick up dirt from a creek with a shovel. Very solid with a spoon, you can achieve and maintain the equipment you wanted to pan. Look for something the size of a coffee cup, but is very thick plastic or metal, as it will take a beating. Some surplus stores army thick plastic cup / bowl articles. It has a tiny handful pointed toe and a deep bowl, the perfect tool to scoop up material.

These basic tools work for you no matter where you are panning and terrain. After releasing a few times, you may find that some things work a little better for you or your area. The best way to learn is to go there, have fun experimenting, and talking to people you meet on site or at your local store prospecting.

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