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Gold Scales

If you are a prospector who takes their gold hunting seriously, you like to know exactly how much gold you found in the field. Whether you use a metal detector or a gold pan, or both, you can find a wide variety of gold scales at Kellyco. Whether you are looking for a backup scale for your main scale, or looking for your first, we have you covered. If you have any questions about gold scales, how they work, or which one you should choose, please contact us and we would love to help you.

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What Is a Gold Scale?

As many already know, a gold scale is simply a measuring device that weighs the amount of gold you place on the scale. What many do not know is that there are a wide variety of scales out there, utilizing different power sources, units, and come in different sizes. Most prospectors love to figure out how much gold they have found while out in the field, as gold fever can really cause someone to overestimate or underestimate the amount of gold that they found. In addition to this, tiny flakes and nuggets are impossible to even estimate their weight, so people rely on their scale to measure them out. These are just two of the reasons that many prospectors enjoy having their gold scales handy. The process of weighing gold is often quite simple. To start off, you will use the included weight to calibrate your scale. Then, once you have sifted through all of the paydirt to find your gold, you will be able to recover each of your gold flakes and nuggets. Once this is done, you can place them on the scale to quickly and accurately determine how much gold you have found. It really is that simple of a process.

How to Pick a Gold Scale

The problem with measuring devices used for gold is that there is not a perfect scale that suits every person’s needs. There are several important factors to keep in mind when picking out a gold scale.

The first, and arguably most important factor, is the power source for your scale. Some scales are battery powered, and some are powered through an external charger. Gold scales each have different power and battery requirements, so it is important that you take any extra batteries or power solutions with you when you go on a prospecting excursion. Keep in mind what you want out of your scale and whether you would have a battery or charger-operated scale. Many experienced gold hunters prefer battery scales, as they can easily swap out old batteries for new ones in the field.

Another very important factor to keep in mind is the unit of measurement that the scale offers. There are a wide variety of weight units, such as grams, ounces, carats, Troy ounces, pennyweights, and grains. It is helpful to pick the one you are most comfortable with, as it will help you be able to quickly assess your finds. If you are looking for one with multiple units, you probably have options, as some scales can change between measurement units.

One of the final factors you should be on the lookout for is the size of the scale. You are not going to want to lug a large, heavy scale around with you. While it might be high-quality and have many features, it still will get in the way and weigh too much. If you pick out a nice, high-quality, compact gold scale, you will be much more likely to carry it every time you head out into the field.

What Is the Best Gold Scale?

It’s not realistic to choose the best gold scale, as detectorists and gold prospectors have their own preferences and needs that vary. That being said, it’s possible to choose the best gold scale to fit your needs. With that being the case, there are some great options that we have that our customers love. For example, we have the US Balance RANGER 100g x 0.01g Pocket Weighing Scale. This scale features an LCD backlit display, a one button calibration, a 10 year warranty, and a stainless steel weighing surface, providing the ultimate in quality and design.

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