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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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  1. Garrett 10.5" Gravity Trap Pan 1650100 Image 1

    Garrett 10" BackPacker Gold Pan

    $7.95
    Sku: 14-1650100
    10" in Diameter. Perfect for Gold Panning, Gold Spotting and Removal of Black Sand Learn More
  2. Garrett 15" Supersluice Gold Pan 1650400 Image 1

    Garrett 15" Supersluice Gold Pan

    $9.95
    Sku: 14-1650400
    15" in Diameter. Guaranteed to Hold Gold Better than Any Other Pan Available Learn More
  3. Garrett 14" Classifier / Sifter Gold Pan 1650200 Image 1

    Garrett 14" Classifier / Sifter Gold Pan

    $7.95
    Sku: 14-1650200
    14" in Diameter. Wet or Dry Classification Sifts Coins, Jewelry and Relics Learn More
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    Garrett 14" Gravity Trap Prospector Gold Pan 1650001 Image 1

    Garrett 14" Gravity Trap Prospector Gold Pan

    Was: $8.95

    On Sale: $6.95

    Sku: 14-1650001
    Features a 90° Riffled Design that Ensures Safe, Sure, Rapid Gold Recovery in Wet or Dry Conditions Learn More
  5. Apex Picks Badger 18" Handle 3 Magnets

    Apex Picks Badger 18" Handle 3 Magnets

    $89.59
    Sku: 49-GC10356183M

    Weighing only 2.75 lbs and features an 18" handle made from solid Hickory.

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  6. Apex Picks Badger 18" Handle 1 Magnet

    Apex Picks Badger 18" Handle 1 Magnet

    $71.59
    Sku: 49-GC10356181M

    Features an 18 inch handle that is made from solid hickory and weight approximately 4 lbs.

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  7. Apex Picks Talon 24" Handle 3 Magnets

    Apex Picks Talon 24" Handle 3 Magnets

    $104.79
    Sku: 49-GC12456243M

    Weighing 4 lbs and made with a 24" hickory handle.

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  8. Apex Picks Talon 30" Handle 3 Magnets

    Apex Picks Talon 30" Handle 3 Magnets

    $104.79
    Sku: 49-GC12456303M

    4.25 lbs with a 30" handle made from Hickory. Includes 3 magnets.

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  9. Apex Picks Extreme 36" Handle 3 Magnets

    Apex Picks Extreme 36" Handle 3 Magnets

    $108.79
    Sku: 49-GC12458363M

    Has a 36" handle made from solid hickory and a weight of 4.75lbs.

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  10. Fisher F75 Image 1

    Fisher F75 Metal Detector

    $549.00
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-F75
    with 11" DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  11. Keene Cyclone Wet or Dry Gold Pan & Mining Kit GPCYK Image 1

    Keene Cyclone Wet or Dry Gold Pan & Mining Kit

    $57.95
    Sku: 554-GPCYK
    The Most Advanced Panning System from Keene that Works for Both Wet and Dry Material Learn More
  12. Kellyco CS30 Classifying Sieve 30-Mesh 30 Image 1

    Keene CS30 Classifying Sieve 30-Mesh

    $23.95
    Sku: 554-30
    Constructed of Tough High-Impact Plastic and a 30-Mesh Stainless Steel Screen Learn More

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  13. Kellyco CS12 Classifying Sieve 12-Mesh 12 Image 1

    Keene CS12 Classifying Sieve 12-Mesh

    $23.95
    Sku: 554-12
    Constructed of Tough High-Impact Plastic and a 12-Mesh Stainless Steel Screen Learn More
  14. Kellyco CS8 Classifying Sieve 8-Mesh 08 Image 1

    Keene CS8 Classifying Sieve 8-Mesh

    $23.95
    Sku: 554-08
    Constructed of Tough High-Impact Plastic and a 8-Mesh Stainless Steel Screen Learn More
  15. Kellyco CS4 Classifying Sieve 4-Mesh 04 Image 1

    Keene CS4 Classifying Sieve 4-Mesh

    $23.95
    Sku: 554-04
    Constructed of Tough High-Impact Plastic and a 4-Mesh Stainless Steel Screen Learn More
  16. Minelab GPX 4500 Metal Detector 33000011 Image 1

    Minelab GPX 4500 Metal Detector

    $2,699.00
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-33000015

    with 11" DD and 11" Monoloop Search Coils Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories

    *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS METAL DETECTOR HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED*

    Click here to see the Minelab GPX 5000 Metal Detector

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  17. Kellyco Clay Be Gone Solution GMCG Image 1

    Keene Clay Be Gone Solution

    $9.95
    Sku: 554-GMCG
    Drops Clay and Suspended Material from Water in Seconds Learn More
  18. Garrett Gold Vial 1650700 Image 1

    Garrett Gold Vial

    $3.95
    Sku: 14-1650700
    Will Keep Any Small Gold Find Safe and Give you a Place to Test it’s Quality Learn More
  19. White's Spectra V3i 8000329HP Image 1

    White's Spectra V3i Metal Detector with Headphones

    $1,555.00
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 960-8000329HP
    with SpectraSound Wireless Headphones and 10" Double D Search Coil Learn More
  20. Nokta FORS GOLD Standard Package FORS Image 1

    Nokta Makro FORS Gold Standard Package Metal Detector

    Was: $594.95

    On Sale: $449.99

    Sku: 1448-FORS
    with 11.2x7" DD Search Coil, Headphones and 4 AA Alkaline Batteries. Learn More

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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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