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Hi Tnsharpshooter,

I use one. I do most of my placer prospecting in Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. When water is scarce or not flowing fast enough for my Gold Hog River Sluice or the terrain or regulations prevent me from using my high banker or the Gold Hog sluice I can always fall back on the Flow Pan. I am 63 years old and pretty fit. I can go through a 5 gallon bucket of dirt with the flow pan in around 5 minutes if I have enough water to fill say a 6" deep by 24" square area. It is not hard to use and will definitely trap all sizes of gold down past 100 mesh without having to do any major classifying and with minimal loss. I will just remove any stones larger than a golf ball by hand when I wet my material or as I'm shoveling the dirt in. Anything smaller will go out by itself. I have backpacked in and used this pan successfully above 12,000 feet several times and it came in really handy this summer near Fairplay (Gold Rush Show) Colorado when my club claim lost it's water source for awhile. Two of us had one and we processed 20 full 5 gallon buckets pretty quickly. It works pretty well as a dry pan too. If you and/or your lower back hates to classify material (like me) the Flow Pan and the Gold Hog River Sluice are one way to go for sure.

 

Jeff

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Jeff,

I saw this posted on the web.  Looked nice.  Thought I would see who was using.  I wish I had the gold potential you folks out west have.  I still read here as far as panning, hunting for gold nuggets. It interest me although don’t look for me to be posting any nuggets.

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On 12/3/2018 at 5:16 PM, Tnsharpshooter said:

You know, I saw the title of the link and thought curiously I’d be looking at something I would never be interested in, but damn you just cost me a $100.  My Jeep is a fun prospecting rig for getting into difficult areas trouble is there ain’t much cargo space and bringing what I have a balancing act between needing and fitting. Nugget shooting frequently is in desert areas or away from streams in the high Sierra and i occasionally dry pan, that’s slow and marginally effective. I’m not ready to commit to the expense of outfitting my self for dry washing nor do I have room in my Jeep for the equipment, but if this little pan works half as good as in all the test videos it will be perfect to carry in my Jeep with a tub and bucket of water stacked together is space I have for sampling enough material for a fair evaluation of the spot I’m hunting. I’m looking forward to trying it out.

also, sucks for ya not having great nugget hunting in your location, but I can’t feel too bad as your relic hunting blows the doors off anything out west, anyway like watching the videos you make, thanks for posting.

clark 

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5 hours ago, 1515Art said:

You know, I saw the title of the link and thought curiously I’d be looking at something I would never be interested in, but damn you just cost me a $100.  My Jeep is a fun prospecting rig for getting into difficult areas trouble is there ain’t much cargo space and bringing what I have a balancing act between needing and fitting. Nugget shooting frequently is in desert areas or away from streams in the high Sierra and i occasionally dry pan, that’s slow and marginally effective. I’m not ready to commit to the expense of outfitting my self for dry washing nor do I have room in my Jeep for the equipment, but if this little pan works half as good as in all the test videos it will be perfect to carry in my Jeep with a tub and bucket of water stacked together is space I have for sampling enough material for a fair evaluation of the spot I’m hunting. I’m looking forward to trying it out.

also, sucks for ya not having great nugget hunting in your location, but I can’t feel too bad as your relic hunting blows the doors off anything out west, anyway like watching the videos you make, thanks for posting.

clark 

Glad I could be of assistance.   Sorry your wallet is 100 bucks lighter  though.

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I got this thing today and the quality is really nice, goes together easy and nests inside a little royal stream sluice I bought for packing in the Jeep. Might even be good as a pre sluice device it fits into the flair pretty good have to try it and see picking out large rocks and raking material into the sluice works.

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Art-its nice that it folds- these Pyramid pro pan work great, but bulky....cheers, Ig

https://snakeriverproducts.com/shop/

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14 hours ago, idahogold said:

Art-its nice that it folds- these Pyramid pro pan work great, but bulky....cheers, Ig

https://snakeriverproducts.com/shop/

Looks like the Pyramid pan works and will hold a bit more material without the chance of loosing any gold before it could settle, just a matter of trade-offs I guess. They both look to work pretty much the same just whatever fit the best at the moment like anything else nice to have options to choose from. Thanks for posting, clark

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I still like this pan ...........

 

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