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    Default Garrett Supersluice Pan

    I've been doing a bit of research on pans (steel or plastic, colors, sizes, etc.) and I've been reading good reviews on this pan.

    AMDS sells 'em and the owner really likes, and uses, this pan. Anyone else using this pan?


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    They work fine and are touted by the manufacturer as "the only pan that can trap and hold a 1oz nugget".
    I found mine to be a bit heavy and it is bigger than my other pans.
    Someone with bigger hand may do better though.
    I like any of the green large riffled round pans with wide flat bottoms.
    My favorite is the Proline professional pan with the GPAA pan a close second.Third would probably be a tossup between the Garrett supersluice pan and the Keene SP14 super pan.
    Also remember the super sluice pan is a 16" pan so that will change your pan factor when figuring out your sample pan results as compared to a 14" pan.
    Hope this helps you.
    If you are anywhere near Soldotna I have one I could loan you to try.
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    Chris good info. Thought it was a 15"er, but maybe I'm wrong...

    Care to explain anymore about 'pan factor'? Bear with me, I'm WAAAY new. BTW, do you know if AMDS sells sort of a 'kit' where you get some suction thingys for the fines and some vials and whatnot?

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    Post Pan Factor

    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Chris good info. Thought it was a 15"er, but maybe I'm wrong...

    Care to explain anymore about 'pan factor'? Bear with me, I'm WAAAY new. BTW, do you know if AMDS sells sort of a 'kit' where you get some suction thingys for the fines and some vials and whatnot?
    You might be right it probably is a 15" pan.
    They do sell a kit it is a Garrett kit with the snuffer bottles and other stuff. I really don't care for the standard Garrett pan as it has too narrow of a bottom for my liking.
    Pan factor is a "rough" estimate of how many struck full pans it takes to make a yard of material.
    A struck full pan is one that is filled full of material and the top is struck flat with a straight edge.
    I believe a 14" pan has a pan factor of 240.
    What this means is if your 14" sample pan shows 10 colors per pan then tou times that by 240 to equal how much gold would be in a yard of that material. Roughly 2,400 colors. I usually estimate colors at $.01 each so you would have approx $24 per yard of material.
    A good panner can usually pan a 1/2 yard per day working hard in easy to dig material. A sluice box can process approx. 1 yard I believe.
    So Basically pan factor is a way of figuring out how much gold you might have in a given amount of material if you have a given amount of similar material from the same area.
    So your 15" pan would mean it takes fewer pans per cubic yard of material than a 14" pan.
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    Translation:

    TONS OF WORK! Thanks Chris....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Translation:

    TONS OF WORK! Thanks Chris....

    Well, yeah!!
    But you knew that going in didn't cha?

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    How often are people finding rubies while panning? We think we might have found some yesterday while sluicing and panning but didn't know if it was a possibility.

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