Friday, 30 September 2016

If you want to practice Panning buy # 8,12 Mesh Gold $44/gram

After several years of buying and testing various kinds of Paydirt I have come to the conclusion that if you want to practice panning for gold or to test your Prospecting Equipment, pans, sluices it is better to buy 1 gram of Gold, various sized mesh (4,6,8,12,16 etc) for about $44 / gram.

You can add this gold to your own concentrates, sand, gravel, black sand blond sand, and know how much gold you should recover. This way you send $44 and you get $44 of gold. The best prices I have found for small gold nuggets, pickers, flakes, fines, is at GoldBay. So I'd start there.

We bought this #8 mesh for $44/gram .....   8 Mesh Gold Nuggets

This way you are paying for gold and getting gold. You are also keeping your Shipping costs very low. Why pay for 5 lbs of dirt + the Shipping costs for 5 lbs of dirt and the US POST, Canada POST, Customs hassles with a huge bag of dirt in the mail when all you really want is some gold to practice panning ??? Anyway, just my 2 cents after panning pay dirt for a few years.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

GoldBay Paydirt Review with 1.12 grams in 3lb bag $50.95 + shipping .... Awesome !

Great Paydirt from: 

This is from the 3 lb bag for $50.95 + $2.95 shipping within the US from their website.

This is challenging pay dirt with blonde and black sand, coarse pebbles including lots of quartz and yellow stones that we need to go back and check since we panned this using flashlights in low light (Video on the way).
We found a few .25 gram nuggets, several pickers, flecks and fines totalling 1.12 grams of buttery yellow gold.

This is from one panning so we will pan again and update with any other finds.....

Stay tuned.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Gold Rush Paydirt Review 5 lb: Results = 1.73 grams

Very Good results. 1.73 grams of bright yellow gold. Will test for Purity. #GoldRushPaydirt

Friday, 22 April 2016

Gold Rush Pay Dirt - December Dirt of the Month with 2.14 grams of gold

Had some good results from the December Treasure Island Dirt of the Month from Gold Rush Paydirt.
2.14 grams of nice yellow chunky gold. Quite a few small nuggets in this one.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Crystallized Silver Nugget from Nevada

7.32 gram Crystallized Silver Nugget.

Crystalized Silver Specimens from the Silver Crest Mine... 

Happens when they drill holes in a circle in the mine wall and place dynamite sticks in each hole and set off the explosion... 

The heat and pressure from the explosion crystallize the Silver... They pry it of the floor and walls after the explosion

Thursday, 3 March 2016

All the Gold in the Universe was formed Billions of years ago from the Collision of 2 Giant Neutron Stars

The question of where heavy elements like gold come from has been around for a long time ..... 
Scientists had long argued that supernova explosions were the source, but now it looks like it was the collision of 2 giant Neutron Stars that formed the heavy Elements including Gold, Platinum and lead ...  
"These neutron star collisions produce all elements heavier than iron and they do it efficiently enough that they can account for all the gold that's been produced in the universe." ( - Smithsonian Magazine)

Heavy Elements:

Pt= Platinum (78)

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Gold Rush Dirt of the Month Club. November - Parker's Berm, Yukon

Some good Paydirt this month from Gold Rush "Dirt of the Month Club".  Close to 2 grams so far.
A lot of fine, and flour gold, some nice chunky pieces and a .66 gram nugget so far....

Sunday, 31 January 2016

East Coast Pay dirt Review - NC 3 1/2 lb bag for $14.99

East Coast Pay dirt. 3 1/2 lb plus  1/4 " classified.  $14.99 + shipping from the US  from Chris Chadwick at Chadwick Farms

This Paydirt is available here :

We just started to pan this today and so far have found some really great rock and gem specimens and lots of really nice gold ! We'll post photos and video below. green jade ?  6.5 gram Pyrite, some very nice pink quartz.

Awesome Paydirt Chris Chadwick !

Petrified wood ?  Pyrite.... Jade ?  Garnets ? and lots of really nice yellow gold.

Great Pay dirt !

0.30 grams of gold so far and more fine gold to snifter up !

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Forrader® 60X Mini Pocket Microscope Loupe with UV Currency Detector & 2-LED White Lights for $2.95

Forrader® 60X Mini Pocket Microscope Loupe ... for $2.95

With 60 X Magnification and light this is a very good loupe to help you find all that fine gold in your pan or sluice ...

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Gold Purity Test Kit by PuriTest $13.15

PuriTEST 7 Piece Gold Testing Acid Jewelry Test Kit w/ Scratch Stone 10k, 14k ,18k ,22K, Platinum, Silver, and Scratch Testing Stone Fresh from the Factory  (4.5/5  Stars) 

Available from:

This Comes with a large testing stone 2" x 1.5" Each bottle has 1/2 fl oz of acid. 

The sturdy plastic bottles maximize safety and allow the user to easily squeeze out one drop at a time. All bottles have different cap colors to help keep acid karats organized easier Latex Gloves are recommended with the use of any testing acids for safety 

You will receive: 1 bottle of 10k testing acid 1 bottle of 14k testing acid 1 bottle of 18k testing acid 1 bottle of silver testing solution 1 bottle of platinum testing solution 1 bottle of 22k testing solution 1 Scratch Testing Stone 2" x 1.5"

American Weigh Scales GEMINI-20 Portable MilliGram Scale .001g $19.62

American Weigh Scales GEMINI-20 Portable MilliGram Scale, 20 by 0.001 G  $19.62 from (Free Shipping)

Available here:

Weighs up to 20 grams in 0.001 gram increments
- Includes carrying case with tweezers, tray and calibration weight
- The flip-down shield protects the delicate weighing surface
- Powered by 2 AAA batteries (included)
- Backed by a powerful 10 year warranty

Paydirt Reviews: Gold Purity and the color of your gold.

This chart shows the various colors of gold and their corresponding Purity.  % Au

As you can see at the very top of the pyramid is the highest Purity of Gold. (% Au)

The color will be a orange yellow. Check your Gold Paydirt Results.

Which one has the highest Purity?

You can scroll through our blog posts and view the various photos of our results to see which has the highest % Au. 

I will send some of the Paydirt Results to the University to have tested for Purity and post results below.

I will also order a good Gold testing Kit and compare the results.

Gold Testing Solutions Kit 10k 14k 18k 22k Si... by PuriTEST via A for $13.99