"Mother Lode" Gold Prospecting Kit - Complete Set of Essential Equipment for Gold Panning

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We are pleased to offer for sale this Gold Panning Equipment Prospecting KitThe CollecTons "Mother Lode" Complete Gold Prospecting Kit .  This Gold Prospecting Set includes 5 Gold Sifters of varying mesh size, two each of small and large sized gold pans, three different sized glass vials to hold your gold flakes, two snuffer bottles, one crucible, and two shovels.   The mesh sizes included in the Classifier Set for Gold Prospecting are: 1/2", 1/4", 1/8", 1/12" and 1/20".  Each Sifter has built in stainless steel mesh firmly attached to its green plastic frame.  The dimensions of each piece of this Prospecting Sifter Set are 13.25" for the upper diameter and 11" for the lower diameter, with overall height of 3.25".   Gold Classifiers are specifically made to work with multiple sized Mesh Classifiers in one stack, and fit perfectly on most 5 gallon buckets.  Gold Sifters sort out anything larger than their mesh size, generally rocks that you do not want in your gold pan, and allow for the panning step to follow.  The Gold Pans included in this set are made from high impact durable plastic.  A total of 4 pans are included: 14" black, 14" blue, 10" black, and 10" blue.  All are made of heavy duty plastic.  We are proud to offer heavy duty, traditional style, Snuffer Bottles in this set, in both 2 fl oz, and 4 fl oz sizes.  These bottles are made specifically for picking up gold flakes, and are machined to exacting standards, guaranteeing years of use.  The six glass vials included are in 3 different sizes, holding 0.10 fl oz, 0.17 fl oz, and 0.24 fl oz.   The Trowels included in this set are made of heavy duty extra strength nylon and are 11" in length.  The Alumina Gold Crucible is great for melting your gold flakes.  It is 3" in diameter, has a depth of 3/4", a round bottom, and has a maximum temperature of 2500°F.  This Gold Prospecting Kit is new from our inventory.


Information on How to Pan for Gold!

  1. Where can you find gold?  With the right setup, some basic knowledge, patience, a little luck, and the right equipment, you can find gold in many places across the U.S. 
  2. Use classifier(s) to selectively filter out particles of different sizes.  We recommend pouring into a 5 gallon bucket.  Most prospectors that use these mesh strainers check through each layer for possible gold nuggets in with the rocks and debris and then scour the residual in their gold pan.
  3. Shovel a small amount of strained material (4-5 handfuls) into your Gold Pan.  Make sure all material in the pan is wet (It is advised that you keep the pan underwater while panning).  Break up any clumps of material, and remove any rocks that you have not filtered out.
  4. Swirl the Gold Pan in a counter-clockwise motion. Swirling does two things: I. Allows gold to begin settling at the bottom of the Gold Pan.  II. Brings unwanted dirt and gravel to the top of the Gold Pan.
  5. After swirling, switch motion to a gentle "side to side" motion which helps with the gold settling to the bottom of the Gold Pan.
  6. Tip your Gold Pan and allow the water current to rinse off the top layer of dirt and gravel. **Be careful to only rinse one layer at a time, gold could be washed away if too much material is rinsed at once.
  7. Slowly move your Gold Pan forwards and backwards to assist in the washing away of unwanted materials.
  8. Repeat steps 2 through 5 until you only have a few spoonfuls of material left in your Gold Pan. This material usually looks like black sand. 
  9. Look in your pan for gold flakes or slivers.  If they are present, swirl hard enough to keep them collected at the bottom of the Gold Pan.
  10. Easily collect your GOLD with either snuffer bottle and celebrate!!




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