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  6. GoldBay Paydirt with Gold Pan Prospecting Bundle

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  7. GPAA 2 Year Membership Kit

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  8. Keene Cyclone Wet or Dry Gold Pan & Mining Kit

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    Providing complete agitation during screening, this Keene Cyclone Wet or Dry Gold Pan & Mining Kit works for Both Wet & Dry Material. Learn More
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  11. Keene 2" Marlex Float

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    The Keene 2" Marlex Float is constructed of rugged, molded Marlex and is the best fit for 2004 Model Keene dredges Learn More
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  12. Keene Sluice Box Frame with Adjustable Support Legs

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    Stability-enhanced Keene Sluice Box Frame with adjustable support legs & quick release frame. Mates easily with the A51 or A52 Sluice Box Learn More
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  13. Keene Low Pressure Reserve Tank

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    Keene 3 Gallon Low Pressure Reserve Tank: serves up to two divers. It is corrosion-resistant and has an optimum working pressure of 60 PSI. Learn More
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  14. Keene 2" Power Jet with 1.25" Jet Log

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    This Keene 2-inch Power Jet with 1.25” Jet Log is the replacement fit for the suction hose of the 2000 model dredge series. Learn More
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  15. Keene Super Mini Sluice Box

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    6.5" x 11" x 33" compact Keene Super Mini Sluice Box with removable flare: best option for small creeks & for testing small placer deposits Learn More
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  16. Keene Mini Sluice Box

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    Medium-sized & easy-to-carry Keene Mini Sluice Box. Excellent for small scale prospecting and very popular with mining hobbyists 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.