What Is Gold Panning Equipment?


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Gold panning equipment is used to help prospectors pan for gold. The basic tools include a small bottle for storing gold, a paintbrush or garden trowel to brush dirt from the crevice, a mini pick-shovel combo, a bucket to carry supplies, a magnet, and a lightweight plastic gold pan.

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What Is Gold Panning Equipment?
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The pan itself can only process a limited volume in a given stream bed, but it is often used for sampling. Sampling gives a prospector an idea of where the bigger hauls might be. A 96-ounce haul that was found by a prospector during the 1849 gold rush equates to about $100,000 today.

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