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Post  Frog on Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:35 pm

Hi all i am after a new pan to test some soil samples,which type of pan is best for a beginner to use on small gold?
Size,colour,style.thanks Frog

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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:44 pm

hey frog, i just have the black standard plastic ones to learn with... altho i havn't realy used them but have found some realy fine bits with them...
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Post  skysite on Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:40 pm

M&D marks gold pans mate best pans on the market
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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:50 pm

can you post a link?
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Post  skysite on Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:07 pm

Het stopsy
I have his sluice and pan and although expensive very good
He does advitise in gold and gem but no web site
The pan is second to none mate tuna can vouch for that
About $120 a pan
I'll take some vid this weekend and try to put it up
Cheers Dave

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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:21 pm

thanks skysite, how much was the sluice? i'v been looking at them and think it would be worth getting one down the track...
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Post  skysite on Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:33 pm

The package with Honda 4 stroke pump 50m of hose a sluice was $2335 the sluice alone I think is about $1300 all made of fiberglass if you type in Martin marks on goggle it will give you some reviews people have given about his gear and he is more than helpful with advise and apleasure to deal with.
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Post  Fly_Dirt on Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:27 pm

affraid $2335 affraid You got to be kidding!

If you can use a drill and saw, make one yourself. Go to http://alluvialgprospectors.proboards.com/index.cgi

The site has plans and great info on how to make your own sluice/highbanker. You will have to join the site and make a couple of posts to access that info, but it is well worth it.

My favorite pan, besides my tin pans that you can't buy anymore........The Green Garratt.....large one about $50 from Miner's Den.

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PS: Hey Skysite, I have a used Viblans Giant Penulum for sale, a bargin at $270 and I'll throw in thicker string, glow in the dark ball, and bats for nicks. lol!







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Re: New Gold Pan

Post  skysite on Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:39 pm

Fly
I've spent more than $2335 at the miners den when I was starting out and found I wasted a lot of money on equipment I didn't need or was not right for the area I was going from advice of people I thought new what they where talking about.
The set up I have now found me more gold in one week than I found in a year so you can keep your ball pendulum I'm quite happy with the set up I have now.
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Post  sigron on Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:18 pm

Th best gold pan is the Garrett Super sluice (yes it is a pan )Is not nearly as fragile as a fibreglass pan and is dead easy to use .
Ron

Also it is much lighter than fibreglass .

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Post  monkey on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:06 pm

Hi all
your can nearly buy a full set of garrett pans for $120
the garrett super sluice pan is one of the best on the market, if not the best
sorry skysite I have tried the M&D and still would not buy one over a garrett SS
just my 2 cent's
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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:17 pm

Hi

The Garrett super sluice pan can also be used for "dry panning" also and
comes with wet & dry panning instructions moulded into the outer bottom.
at $38 each, best pan on the market..

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Post  Frog on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:22 pm

Thanks for the replys guys i am useing a pan i got from a outdoor expo in Melbourne about 5 years ago it is black in colour.
Sounds like green pans are the go.thanks Frog

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Post  granite2 on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:26 pm

I'll agree with Pete on the Garrett pan. They are the best there is for the beginner and a lot of very experienced blokes also use them Martin Mark's pan is also very good but more for the more experienced panner.

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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:29 pm

Frog

The black pans are ok but the riffles are way to small to get the dirt thro fast
and not lose gold, the super sluice pan has the most aggresive riffles to aid fast
panning with minimal loss of gold, in fact it is just about impossible to
lose the smallest specks.
Also you could drive the TOJO over the bugger and its all good..

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Post  nero_design on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:49 pm

Frog wrote:Hi all i am after a new pan to test some soil samples,which type of pan is best for a beginner to use on small gold?
Size,colour,style.thanks Frog

I agree with what a few others have already said: For a beginner who might also want to pan a bit in the future, the 15" Garrett Super Sluice would be the best choice - if you can get your hands on one. It has instructions on the rear embossed into the plastic... however, it can also be used to Dry Pan in desert conditions and sports instructions on the rear alongside the wet-washing instructions. Should retail for $40 at the Miner's Den stores (link HERE) although they might be out at the moment due to demand over Christmas. There's another VERY similar 14" pan by Estwing which is an inch smaller but very similar in design. Should do exactly the same job due to the similarity of the riffle angles.

If you're only messing around, I suppose you could use any type of pan.

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Post  nero_design on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:49 pm


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Post  goldrocs on Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:00 pm

FLY,Dont knock it to you try it,I was up at HE on the weekend with sky
and the sluice and pan worked a treat the pan is simple to use and no gold lost
at all,the sluice easy to use and clean up and well worth the money if get the yellow stuff

Goldrocs.... cheers

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Post  sigron on Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:25 pm

Have to agree with Fly , and I have tried it . Granted it will recover gold but other home-made sluices are just as effective, if not more so , and if well made will not break up when a rock drops in it as fibreglass does and believe me that WILL occure time and time again . And the price , well it speaks for itself , it is rediculous for what you get .Anyone can make one at home that is easier to use , will not break up and cost less than $100 ( just for the actual sluice )Still if you have cash to spare , go for it . Rolling Eyes
As far as finding more at HE , it's just possible that you finally found a decent area rather than the sluice
It is always better to learn from people in the field rather than from someone trying to sell a specific product (that he makes )

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Re: New Gold Pan

Post  Frog on Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:46 am

Thanks Nero for the picture i can see it is better than the one i use at the moment.Frog

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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:19 am

the Garrett gravity pan has been,arguably, the definitive pan for the past 30 years!! The super sluice pan is good but Garrett should have put in the drop in the center as the did in their other pan !!

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Post  Razgo on Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:39 pm

can you buy these garret pans in Brisbane somewhere? or do you have to order online from miners den?

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Post  shandeemax on Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:34 pm

Hi Razgo,
David at Treasure Enterprises used to sell them so you could give him a try but I think he may only do mail order now.
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Post  Guest on Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:23 am

hi frog, i just bought a large black plastic pan (with the ridges along half of the edge to catch the fine stuff) from rays outdoors for $10 today, my friend has had the same one as me for a while & it works a treat for her.

hope this helps
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Post  Razgo on Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:28 am

are they in Brisbane? i did find one garrett super sluth 15" $30.00 but lost the link now. I also just found a garret pan kit for $105

This kit comes complete with
Super Sluice, 15" Gravity Trap gold Pan
The Professional, 14" Gravity Trap gold pan
The Piggy Back, 10.5" Gravity Trap gold pan
Combination Classifier
Gold Guzzler suction bottle
"How To Find Gold-Metal Detecting&Panning" book
"Gold Panning Is Easy" book


that not bad. but i have to check they are still ther at Towoomba later today as i am not sure if they got washed away in the flood.


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