Saturday, 28 March 2015

Some nice gold in the 1/2 lb Paydirt from Klondike-Klinkers

We are still going through the black sand and snuffering up any fines... but WOW, look at these pickers and small nuggets we got from this 1/2 lb bag of Klondike Klinkers

Cost = $20 US

I will weigh up the Gold and post a video and more photos stay tuned ....

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Results of Gold Rush + Dirt Hogg + EurekaGoldSands (2)

Gold Rush (.25g) --- Dirt Hogg (.47 g) --- EurekaGoldSands (.46g) --- EurekaGoldSands (1.47g)

Gold Rush = $30 US (Includes Shipping)  1 lb bag

Dirt Hogg = $34 US (Includes Shipping)  1 lb bag

EurekaGoldSands = $40 US (Includes Shipping) 1 lb bag

Reviews, Information and Video: PayDirt Reviews

Monday, 9 March 2015

Felix Paydirt Free Sample + $2 Shipping

This arrived in the mail today !
Felix Paydirt's Gourmet Gold  Free Sample  + $ 2 Shipping.
We'll open it up and pan over the weekend, and posts results and Video  here ....

I've been told we'll get at least 4 or 5 small flakes of Gold ! You can get your own Free Sample here :

And these are the results:

Three nice sized pickers. Klinkers ... they go "clink" in the pan.

I'd say about $2 worth of gold. So we know that Felix has good gold in their Gourmet gold.

The Paydirt also came with a coupon to save $10 off our 1st order of Paydirt.... so we will have to give this some serious consideration.

Excellent promotional Package !

And, here is the video of us panning the gold. We could see all three pieces in the 1st 1st minute.

How to Calibrate then test your Digital Scale.

OK, so I found this super great awesome Digital Scale on that can weigh my fine gold, flakes and nuggets for only $9.29, but I forgot to buy the 100 gram weight  ($3.42) to calibrate.

In the mean time I was able to use some 1 Troy OZ Silver Maple Leafs (3 Maple Leafs + 1 Cdn quarter and 1 Cdn penny) as weight to add up to 100.06 grams. After Calibrating, using the instructions on the lid of my super, great, awesome Digital Scale I then checked several coins just to make sure I was getting good readings. And indeed I am.

Check these out:

US Dime = 2.26 g                                  Cdn Dime = 1.74 g             Cdn quarter = 4.44g

Now, I should be able to determine if that tiny flake of gold is .25 of a gram or not !

  • Awesome TARE function to determine the net weight of any product by subtracting the weight of your vial.
  •  Easy touch buttons, large size digits, and stark contrast LCD blue backlight display, make the measurements easy to read. The scale's platform measures 2.5 x 3.0 inches.
  • Measurements - Includes all the necessary unit measurements for easy weight translations: gram, ounces, grain, and carat. Set the scale to your desired measurements by pressing the MODE button
  • Accuracy - Weighs a capacity of 100g in increments of 0.01g. Manufactured with high precision sensors to ensure accurate weight readings. 

Notes on Canadian Coins: 

Each Canadian coin in circulation weighs differently based on size and content. According to the Canadian Numismatic Publishing Institute, there are nine coins in circulation. Each coin has different dimensions and is composed of different metals, making each unique.

The nine coins, their weights in grams and their compositions are:
  • One cent, 2.35 grams, 0.94 steel 0.015 nickel 0.045 copper plating
  • Five cents, 3.95 grams, 0.945 steel 0.035 copper 0.02 nickel plating
  • Ten cents, 1.75 grams, 0.92 steel 0.055 copper 0.025 nickel plating
  • Twenty-five cents, 4.4 grams, 0.94 steel 0.038 copper 0.022 nickel plating
  • Fifty cents, 6.9 grams, 0.9315 steel 0.0475 copper 0.021 nickel plating
  • One dollar, 7.0 grams, 0.915 nickel 0.085 bronze plating
  • Two dollars, 7.3 grams, 0.69 nickel 0.29 copper 0.02 aluminum
  • Five dollars, 8.36 grams, 0.900 gold 0.100 copper
  • Ten dollars, 16.72 grams, 0.900 gold 0.100 copper
On May 4, 2012, Canada minted its last penny. In early 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint began to collect and recycle them because the cost to mint one penny was 1.6 cents.

Monday, 2 March 2015 Paydirt Review (1) with 1/2 gram of gold

This arrived yesterday: Paydirt.  $ 40 US with Free Shipping.

My son and I have been panning this Paydirt for a few weeks now... I realize that we went too quickly at 1st since we are still finding fine gold dust after panning the 3rd time. And now we are also finding gold flecks in the white Quartz. We keep updating the results below, but this will take some time to get all the gold !

Comes with glass vial, small black sand magnet, and 2 pages of instructions and tips for panning this Paydirt.

Ships from British Columbia Canada.

So far we are up to 1/2 gram of gold with a lot more fines and flour gold to pan out.

If Gold is selling at $40/gram we have already extracted $20 US of Gold with more to come...

Video below ...

Dirt Hogg - 1 lb Paydirt Review (1) with 1/2 gram

Dirt Hogg 1 lb for  $29 Cdn + Shipping. Total =  $ 34 US

Available here : Dirt Hogg Paydirt

Results and Video posted below ....

Bookmark our blog and come back to see how much gold we find !

So far we are up to 1/2 gram of gold with more fines and flour to snuffer up ! Stay tuned ...

All this fine gold will take some time to get....

Gold Rush PayDirt Review (1) - 1/4 gram of gold

So we panned 1 lb of Gold Rush Paydirt and found 18 small flakes weighing approximately 1/4 g gold   (available on We will repan the dirt to see if we find any more ....So far the small nuggets are a good size and easy enough to pick up with tweezers and make a little clunk sound when dropped in the pan.

Panning 1 lb of Paydirt on the kitchen floor. In the dead of winter, with 4 ' of snow on the ground, this is the only way to go.

Video below ...

Sunday, 1 March 2015

This is why we buy Paydirt in Canada, in March !

Believe me, there is nothing I'd love more than to be out on a Claim prospecting for Gold, but here in Northern Canada we still have a month or more before the snow melts and the earth begins to thaw. So to keep the Gold Fever in check and to ease the Cabin Fever we buy a little Paydirt, pan it in our kitchens and find a smidge of gold that we store in little glass jars.  Stay tuned there are more Paydirt Reviews on the way ....  In Canada, in the month of March, the Dirt is in the Mail !

Snowed Inn - Panning for Gold in Canada, in the month of March !

Can you believe they are still calling for Major Snow Storms on the North East, US and Canada ? It is almost the middle of March !!! What is a Prospector to do ? OK, we dig out the sled, build a  fire next to the criek and melt the earth; we chisel away with a pick axe until a few grains of sand begin the break apart. We haul the bits of frozen earth back to the cabin where we have a sled with hot water..... we melt the bits of ice from the stream and we pan for gold. Then we go drink inside, drink  hot chocolate and warm up to go back out.