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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. 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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  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. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. Garrett 14" Gravity Trap Prospector Gold Pan 1650001 Image 1

    Garrett 14" Gravity Trap Prospector Gold Pan

    $8.95
    Sku: 14-1650001
    Features a 90° Riffled Design that Ensures Safe, Sure, Rapid Gold Recovery in Wet or Dry Conditions Learn More
  9. 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
  10. Keene 2" Oversized Power Jet with Quick Coupler PJ2O Image 1

    Keene 2" Oversized Power Jet with Quick Coupler

    $189.95
    Sku: 554-PJ2O
    The Quick Coupler Enables the Suction Hose to be Attached and Removed in a Matter of Seconds Learn More
  11. Keene 3" Power Jet with 1.5" Jet Log PJ3 Image 1

    Keene 3" Power Jet with 1.5" Jet Log

    $145.00
    Sku: 554-PJ3
    Designed for Our 3500 Model Series of Dredges Learn More
  12. Keene 3" Power Jet with 2" Jet Log PJ32 Image 1

    Keene 3" Power Jet with 2" Jet Log

    $155.00
    Sku: 554-PJ32
    Utilizes a 2" Suction Hose and Pump Intake Coupling. Equips with the 3500 Model Series of Dredges Learn More
  13. Keene 23 HP Engine, Pump & Compressor w/ Electric Start P3523VC Image 1

    Keene 23 HP Engine, Pump & Compressor with Electric Start

    $3,750.00
    Sku: 554-P3523VC
    Designed for Our 6000 and 8200 Model Series of Dredges Learn More
  14. Keene 2.5" Oversized Power Jet with 1.25" Jet Log PJ2514O Image 1

    Keene 2.5" Oversized Power Jet with 1.25" Jet Log

    $199.99
    Sku: 554-PJ2514O
    Features a Brand New Non-Clogging, Non-Jamming Design Learn More
  15. Keene 2.5" Power Jet with 1.5" Jet Log PJ25 Image 1

    Keene 2.5" Power Jet with 1.5" Jet Log

    $110.00
    Sku: 554-PJ25
    Designed for Our 2500 Model Series Dredges Learn More
  16. Keene 2" Power Jet with 1.25" Jet Log PJ2 Image 1

    Keene 2" Power Jet with 1.25" Jet Log

    $93.50
    Sku: 554-PJ2
    Utilizes a 1.25" Suction Hose and Pump Intake Coupling. Equips with the 2000 Model Series of Dredges Learn More
  17. Keene 6" Marlex Oversized Jet Flare PPJF6O Image 1

    Keene 6" Marlex Oversized Jet Flare

    $350.00
    Sku: 554-PPJF6O
    Increase your Suction Power with this Oversized Jet Flare Learn More
  18. Keene 5" 10 HP Diesel Dredge with 3 Stage Sluice 5110D Image 1

    Keene 5" 10 HP Diesel Dredge with 3 Stage Sluice

    $8,475.00
    Sku: 554-5110D
    An Ideal Dredge for the Serious Dredger that Demands Portability as well as Performance Learn More
  19. Keene 5" Oversized Power Jet with Twin 2" Jet Logs PJ5T2O Image 1

    Keene 5" Oversized Power Jet with Twin 2" Jet Logs

    $495.00
    Sku: 554-PJ5T2O
    Features a Brand New Non-Clogging, Non-Jamming Design Learn More
  20. Keene 5" Power Jet with Twin 2" Jet Logs PJ5T2 Image 1

    Keene 5" Power Jet with Twin 2" Jet Logs

    $355.00
    Sku: 554-PJ5T2
    Utilizes Two 2" Pressure Hoses and Pump Intake Couplings, One on Each Side. Designed for 5200 Model Series Dredges 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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