Author Archives: The Fossicker

About The Fossicker

Dennis Katz - Inventor of the Pyramid Pro Pan and Maverick Finishing Pan and sluice boxes. FOSSICKERS / Gold Pan Prospectors aims to supply the best finishing gold pan and production gold pan for prospecting.

Sluice Boxes Riffle-less Systems Part 6

Solving complex systems is difficult, but sometimes one gets lucky and finds the solution through throwing a dart at a problem and finding that it stuck to the target. This is how I felt when I finally found the right … Continue reading

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Sluice Boxes Riffle-less Systems Part 5

It has been quite an experience reaching the level of understanding I now possess. Like most folks, being trapped in “the box” of conventional thinking and technology, it was the drive to find something better, if that was possible, and … Continue reading

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Sluice Boxes Riffle-less Systems Part 4

Like most things you learn in your life, it comes to us progressively. It has been just like that for me learning about Sluices Boxes and recovering fine gold. This progression took me through some real “eye opening” experiences as … Continue reading

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Sluice Boxes Riffle-less Systems Part 3

Finding and retrieving gold of any type is not that easy for most of us. It is especially true for fine and micro gold, which in reality is a good part of what is out there to be recovered. This … Continue reading

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A Green or Blue Gold Pan?

It is surprising how many folks ask me which is the best color to use to see gold in a finishing Pan. Your gut reaction would be that whatever is the opposing contrast color to gold would work best. Though … Continue reading

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Sluice Boxes Riffle-less Systems Part 2

The sun was rising and there I was going up-stream careful not to slip on the slimy cobbles that line the River’s edge. I was excited to get to a spot I knew had gold, so I could try out … Continue reading

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Gold Panning As Therapeutic and Healing

“The short motions ranging out to large ones in panning for gold is great physio therapy… And activity is cancer and disease fighting.  Cold water immersion is healthy and healing – in fact most top athletes have cold water baths … Continue reading

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