Gold Mining / traditional pan for gold panning in the streams and lakes, originally used by early miners at the rich gold town of Bau in Sarawak, Borneo. Circa 1950. There are some natural cracks due to age and extensive use, but otherwise each of these pans are up for grabs and still in working condition. More antiques here.
Gold panning, or simply panning, is a form of placer mining and traditional mining that extracts gold from a placer deposit using a pan. The process is one of the simplest ways to extract gold, and is popular with geology enthusiasts especially because of its low cost and relative simplicity.
Gold panning is a simple process. Once a suitable placer deposit is located, some alluvial deposits are scooped into a pan, where they are then wetted and loosed from attached soils by soaking, fingering and aggressive agitation in water, this process is called stratification.
Diameter: 48 and 49 cm / 18.9 and 19.3 inches
Height: 10 cm / 3.9 inches
Weight: 4.5 kg / 9.9 lb
After packing: 6 kg / 13 lb
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