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Prospecting Equipment

Prospecting for gold is an exciting and potentially lucrative activity. Whether you prospect because it’s a fun hobby that gets you outside and into nature, or you are doing it for possible financial gain, you have to have the right tools to be successful. At Kellyco, we have all the tools and accessories you need to make your gold prospecting trips fun and fruitful. We have a wide range of prospecting equipment to fit every prospector’s needs.

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  • OKM Gold Labor Au 79 Metal Detector

    • Warranty : 2 Year Limited
    • Voltage (internal battery) : 7.2 V DC
    • Processor : AtMega2560, 8-bit, 16 MHz
    • Waterproof (Main Unit / Measuring Cup) : No / Yes
    • Operating Temperature : +41° F - +104° F (+5° C - +40° C)
    • Total Weight (Main Unit / Measuring Cup) : 1.45 lbs / 0.5 lbs (660 g / 230 g)
    • Operating Time : Approx. 5 Hours (corresponds to approx. 600 measurements)
    Sku: 1158-AU79
    $2,399.00
  • 14" Gold Trap Gold Pan Image 1

    Garrett 14" Gold Trap Gold Pan

    Offset Design with 33% More Floor Area Delivers Improved Gold Panning Performance
    Sku: 14-1651100
    $8.95
  • Minelab Pro Gold Premium Panning Kit 30110325 Image 1

    Minelab Pro-Gold Premium Panning Kit

    Includes 15" Dual Riffle Pan, 10" Single Riffle Pan, Hex-Mesh Classifier, Convertible Carry Bag and Invaluable Gold Prospecting Accessories
    Sku: 237-30110325
    $39.99
  • Full view of Minelab GPX 4500 Metal Detector starting from the back of control box

    Minelab GPX 4500 Metal Detector

    *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS METAL DETECTOR HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED*

    Click here to see the Minelab GPX 5000 Metal Detector

    • Total Weight : 5.3 lbs (2.4 kgs)
    • Frequency : Bi-Level, Advanced Pulse Induction
    • Warranty : 3-year limited warranty
    • Audio : Built-in External Speaker and Headphone Jack
    • Sensitivity Control : Rx Gain 1 to 15. Adjust Detector to Changing Ground Conditions
    • Audio : Built-in external speaker and headphone jack
    • Discrimination Control : Iron Reject Range 1 to 10 & All Metal. Eliminate or Tune Out "Junk" and Unwanted Targets
    • SETA (Smart Electronic Timing Alignment) : Provides Less Interference, Quieter Operation and a More Stable Threshold
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-33000015
    $2,699.00

    Out of stock

  • Fisher Gold Bug Pro Metal Detector shown in profile view

    Fisher Gold Bug Pro Metal Detector

    • 5" DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    • 1/4" & 1/8" headphones jack
    • Large LCD screen
    • 2 Tone VCO - Super Sensitive
    • Computer assisted ground grab and ground balance
    • 2 AA Batteries
    • Works well on beach to find small and large gold
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-GOLDBUG-PRO
    $549.00

    Out of stock

  • Fisher F75 - 3 Coil Package F75COMBO Image 1

    Fisher F75 Metal Detector - 3 Coil Package

    with 6.5", 10" and 11" DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    • Large LCD screen with 0-99 numeric target identification display
    • DST Mode (Digital Shielding Technology) for the ultimate in EMI Suppression FA (Fast Process)
    • Backlight – For Low Light Hunting Conditions Low Operating Cost – Typically 40+ Hours with 4-AA Alkaline Batteries
    • Weighs just under 8 lbs.
    • Ideal for Coin Shooting, Relic Hunting, Beach Hunting and Gold Prospecting
    • Features additional eBoost and Cache Processes.
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-F75COMBO

    Was: $1,200.00

    On Sale: $799.99

    Out of stock

  • White's GoldMaster 24K Metal Detector with Accessories

    White's GoldMaster 24K Metal Detector Standard Package

    • Total Weight : 3.6 lbs (1.6 kgs)
    • Frequency : 48 kHz
    • Warranty : 2-year limited warranty
    • Battery Type : 8 AA batteries
    • Battery Life : 40 hours
    • Backlit Display : Large Backlit Display Shows VDI Numbers, Target ID, Depth and Current Program
    • Water Resistant : IP 54 Rated - dust and water resistant display and box
    • Search Coil : 6x10" search coil
    • Technology : Variable Self-Adjusting Threshold (VSAT)
    • All Metal Audio : VCO, Tone ID
    • Disc Audio : All Options
    • Ground Balance : XGB and Traclock
    • Headphones : Audio output speaker and 1/4 headphone jack, starLite headphones included
    • Origin : Made in the USA
    • Included Accessories : Nugget Scoop, 6x10" DD Search Coil, StarLite Headphones
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 960-8000351
    $729.00

    Out of stock

  • Minelab 15" PRO-GOLD Dual Riffle Pan Image 1

    Minelab 15" Pro-Gold Dual Riffle Pan

    15" Dual Riffle Pan Combines 90° Riffles, Mini Riffles and a Flat Sidewall for More Efficient Sifting
    Sku: 237-30110326
    $10.99
  • Minelab 10" PRO-GOLD Single Riffle Pan Image 1

    Minelab 10" Pro-Gold Single Riffle Pan

    10" Single Riffle Pan Combines 90° Riffles and a Flat Sidewall for Faster Sifting
    Sku: 237-30110327
    $6.99
  • GPAA Membership Kit 3 Year

    GPAA 3 Year Membership Kit

    GPAA 3 Year Membership Plus Detecting & Prospecting Accessories
    Sku: 1771-wkit3yr
    $155.00

    Out of stock

  • Fisher F75 Image 1

    Fisher F75 Metal Detector

    with 11" DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    • DST Mode (Digital Shielding Technology) for the ultimate in EMI Suppression FA (Fast Process)
    • Backlight – For Low Light Hunting Conditions Low Operating Cost – Typically 40+ Hours with 4-AA Alkaline Batteries
    • Weighs just under 8 lbs.
    • Ideal for Coin Shooting, Relic Hunting, Beach Hunting and Gold Prospecting
    • Features additional eBoost and Cache Processes.
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-F75
    $549.00
  • Fisher F70 DD F7011DD Image 1

    Fisher F70 DD Metal Detector

    with 11" DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories

    • Easy to setup and use out of the box.
    • Good for Relics, Rings, Jewelry, Coins
    • Waterproof coil
    • push button static pinpoint
    • Frequency shift- multiple audio id tone options

    *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS METAL DETECTOR HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED*

     

    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-F7011DD
    $679.00
  • Fisher Gold Panning Kit GOLDKIT1 Image 1

    Fisher Gold Prospecting Kit

    Designed for the beginner gold prospector

    Sku: 12-GOLDKIT1
    $29.00

    Out of stock

  • Fisher 12" Classifier  CLASSIFIER

    Fisher 12" Classifier

    12" in Diameter. A Must-Have Item for Gold Panning and Mineral Recovery
    Sku: 12-CLASSIFIER
    $14.95

    Out of stock

  • Fisher 14" Gold Pan 14GOLDPAN Image 1

    Fisher 14" Gold Pan

    14" in Diameter. Perfect for Gold Panning, Gold Spotting and Black Sand Removal
    Sku: 12-14GOLDPAN
    $11.95
  • A bag of paydirt in a gold pan

    Goldbay Paydirt with 1 Gram of Gold

    This 3-pound bag of dirt is seeded with gold and ready for backyard prospecting! The bag is guaranteed to include at least 1 gram of gold. (Gold pan not included)
    Sku: 4622-1gpd
    $69.99
  • A bag of paydirt in a gold pan

    Goldbay Paydirt with 5 Grams of Gold

    This 3-pound bag of dirt is seeded with gold and ready for backyard prospecting! The bag is guaranteed to include at least 5 grams of gold. (Gold pan not included)
    Sku: 4622-5gpd

    Was: $349.00

    On Sale: $331.99

  • White's Treasure Hunting Kit 8028071 Image 1

    White's Treasure Hunting Kit

    Includes Various Tools and Accessories to Get Started with the Treasure Hunting Hobby
    Sku: 960-8028071
    $29.95
  • Nokta Makro FORS Gold Standard Package Metal Detector shown in side profile view

    Nokta Makro FORS Gold Standard Package Metal Detector

    **Very Limited Quantity Available

    • Frequency : 15 kHz (+/- 100 Hz bandwidth)
    • ID Masking : Enables you to Search by Ignoring Unwanted Targets
    • Ground Tracking : Tracks the Changes in Ground and Automatically Adjusts the Ground Balance to Suit
    • Vibration Mode : Designed with the Hearing Impaired in Mind, also Ideal for Users who Do Not Want to Use Headphones
    • Digital Target ID : When Detecting a Target, it Displays on the Screen and Gives you an Idea about what the Target May Be
    • Includes : 11.2x7" DD Search Coil, Headphones and 4 AA Alkaline Batteries
    Sku: 1448-FORS

    Was: $594.95

    On Sale: $349.99

    Out of stock

  • Kellyco CS50 Classifying Sieve 50-Mesh 50 Image 1

    Keene CS50 Classifying Sieve 50-Mesh

    Constructed of Tough High-Impact Plastic and a 50-Mesh Stainless Steel Screen
    Sku: 554-50
    $23.95

    Out of stock

  • Paydirt in a gold pan

    GoldBay Paydirt Sample Bag with 1/4 Gram of Gold

    This 1.5-pound sample bag of paydirt is great for beginners who want an inexpensive way to try out gold panning! Guaranteed to have 1/4 gram of gold.
    Sku: 4622-camopd
    $34.99

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What Type of Equipment Do I Need for Gold Prospecting?

Prospecting for gold does call for the right tools and accessories, which will not only make your prospecting easier, but may also improve your productivity. If you are a new prospector, the following list of prospecting gear will help you get started:

  • Rubber boots – You’re going to encounter plenty of water when you’re prospecting. Rubber boots are an essential. Knee-high to hip-high, depending on where you prospect, will work best.
  • Gold pan – This is the most important piece of equipment for gold prospecting. Choose one that is 12”-14” to get started.
  • Classifying sieve – These will help speed up the efficiency of your panning.
  • Hand pick – You will use this tool to break apart rock to get at cracks and crevices that may be gold-bearing.
  • Rock hammer – Another tool that will help you get further into rocky areas that may contain gold.
  • Hand shovel – A small hand shovel is a must for scooping gravel into your gold pan.
  • Magnifying glass or loupe – A magnifying glass or jeweler’s loupe will make examining gold specimens that you find.
  • Small vials – You have to have something to put your gold finds in. Small vials or bottles work great.
  • Tweezers – Some gold nuggets aren’t more than flake. Having tweezers on hand will make it much easier to pick out and add to your gold vial.
  • Backpack – You have to have a good backpack that will accommodate all of your prospecting gear.

As you become more skilled at gold prospecting, you may want to consider the following:

  • Sluice – A sluice (even a small one) will help you process much more material than you can with a gold pan alone.
  • Dredge – A dredge is a piece of equipment that uses a water pump to suck up water and gravel and then inject the material into a sluice.
  • Dry washer – A dry washer is like a dredge, but it uses air, rather than water, to capture gold. This type of equipment is often used in desert areas where there is little water.

Where Can I Prospect for Gold Legally?

There is a lot of land in the United States where prospecting isn’t allowed. Land that is privately owned by corporations, trusts, institutions, and individuals can be prospected if you obtain explicit permission from the land owner. County-level governments in most states will allow you to get information about land ownership and boundary information, so that you can obtain permission.

Can I Actually Make Money Prospecting?

There is no doubt that gold prospecting is becoming more and more popular – especially with recent reality shows that highlight gold prospecting on television. But, does anyone ever really make any money by prospecting? The simple answer is, yes! There is gold to be found, and gold prices have continued to increase over time, so making money is a possibility. Just how much depends on many factors including the research you do to find potential prospecting sites, how much time you invest, what type of equipment you use, and where you are prospecting.

With Kellyco prospecting equipment you will get the best results possible for the areas you prospect. Let us help you put a gold prospecting kit together, so you can get started.

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