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Gold Pans & Classifiers

Metal detectorists are, for the most part, adventurous people who love to experience the outdoors and find buried jewelry, coins, relics, and gold. There are some other hobbies which often go hand in hand with metal detecting. One of the more common ‘second hobbies’ is gold prospecting. Gold panning is a very simple way to potentially find large quantities of gold in rivers and streams. Kellyco is proud to offer all kinds of prospecting equipment, including gold pans and gold classifiers. If you are new to gold prospecting and have no idea what you need, please reach out to us, as we would love to help you figure it out.

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What Are Gold Pans and Classifiers?

Gold pans have been around for centuries and were most notably used during the great gold rushes in California and Alaska by thousands of people trying to strike it rich. Since then, gold pans and classifiers have come a long way. Gold pans feature a unique design that, when placed in the water, allow gold to remain but get rid of lighter materials. This is due to the fact that gold is much more dense than sand and other particles that you are trying to wash out. Gold classifiers are also simple in their use and effectiveness. Simply put, a gold classifier separates large rocks and other debris, and leaves only the smaller paydirt in your pan, saving you time and effort. These two products will last for a lifetime and can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors. If you have any questions or concerns about gold pans and classifiers, please let us know, as we would love to help.

What Should You Look for in Gold Pans and Classifiers?

While gold pans and gold classifiers are pretty standard and simple technology, there are some different features that may help you determine which one is right for you.

When it comes to gold pans, there are two main considerations that are helpful to keep in mind: design and size. Design is going to depend largely on what brand of gold pan you buy. The design of each manufacturer features their different riffle designs and material they use. The size of the gold pan is also a consideration. If you are someone who usually backpacks into areas where you prospect, the smaller 10” pans are an excellent choice. If you are someone who can afford to pack in a big pan, consider the 14” or 16”.

Classifiers can be chosen by determining the size of mesh you want. Classifiers are made with both large and small sizes of mesh, for varying degrees of sifting. Regardless of what style and size of gold pan and classifier you decide on, you can be sure that they will last you a long time and will be great at allowing you to find gold.

What Are the Best Gold Pans and Classifiers?

While it is hard to determine the best gold pans and classifiers, there are many that are very popular. Every brand we sell provides great quality for the price and will last you for years. Continue reading for a more in-depth look at all the different products we offer.

Garrett is well known for producing excellent metal detectors, but they also produce excellent gold panning equipment. They offer a wide variety of gold pans, from their traditional style to their Gravity Trap and Supersluice pans. In addition to these, they also produce a variety of classifiers and sifters that will help you more efficiently prospect for the shiny, yellow metal. These all come with their lightweight, durable plastic construction.

Keene produces several types of gold pans and many different classifiers. The gold pans come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 10” to 16”. The classifiers come in a variety of mesh sizes, allowing you to discard debris and help you get to the gold you are looking for. Each of these are built with high-quality plastic that is both lightweight and heavy-duty.

Minelab is best-known for their high-quality metal detectors, but they produce some great prospecting equipment as well. They have a panning kit for beginners, complete with two gold pans, a sifter, a variety of smaller gold panning accessories, and all of this comes in a carry bag. In addition to the starter kit, they also offer a 10” and 15” gold pan, and a mesh pan classifier. Each of these uses a polypropylene construction that will last you a lifetime.

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