Learn Gold Panning

Learn Gold Panning

This instructional video features Freddy Dodge, a mining expert and one of the stars of the hit TV series “Gold Rush.” Freddy, his brother Derek Dodge, and their family have been prospecting, panning, and building mining equipment for decades.

Freddy offers the fundamentals on: collecting and classifying material for panning; how to work the lighter materials from the pan without losing any gold; and even how to properly collect fine gold in your vial. Freddy’s brother Derek and his daughter Nikki offer additional demonstrations and tips on how you can become a better gold panner right away.  (more…)

Gold Panning

A lookback at GPAA show in California on gold panning with a new type of gold pan.

Panning for gold is no doubt the most popular way for finding fine gold. A well-designed gold pan, whether the currently popular plastic ones, or the original metal ones is a stable part of every gold prospectors equipment. The proper gold panning technique is not hard to master and when properly done, can extract a very high percentage of the fine gold. (more…)