Modern-day gold prospectors find the shiny stuff in many forms— from chunky nuggets to gleaming flakes and flour gold— it all adds up! And, since gold prices have TRIPLED in the last 10 years and long-term gold price trends still point up, there's never been a better time to find your own gold!
Having the right gold panning equipment makes gold recovery easier, more profitable, and lots more fun. Gold Pan Kits are an economical way to get everything you need in one box— a variety of pans, classifiers, how-to books, and accessories. Spiral Gold Panning Machines speed up the recovery of fine gold and isn't as hard on your back and knees as gold panning can be. Both gold recovery methods work, it's just a matter of speed and personal preference. Luckily you will find information on both on this website to help you make a well-informed decision that also fits your budget.
Gold Pan Kits are a great value because they contain everything you need to pan for gold from various size pans to the vials for storing your gold , plus "how to" books. Kits are less expensive than buying individual items. Click here to shop for Gold Pan Kits.
Plastic gold pans are recommended for most folks, especially beginners. Plastic has significant advantages over the older metal pans— they are lighter, don't rust, nor do they conflict with the use of a magnet. Most pans are 10 to 18 inches in diameter at the top, with the sides sloping at roughly 30 to 45 degrees. The exact size is not all that critical as long as it's comfortable for YOUR hand and allows you to shake the pan so that the gold settles downward and allows you to wash the lighter material off the top. After all the lighter materials have been removed, only the heavy concentrates will remain in pan— and with practice, you'll see a gleam at the bottom!