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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:29 pm 
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I saw them at the Monroe Gold Show last weekend. Didn't buy one, but it did look interesting. They wanted $35 each at the show, but $64 on the website. It looks like a $10 piece of plastic is the trouble. The size and shape was right to fit on a smaller backpack, something my 14" pan will not do and the motion used to operate the Claw seemed simple enough. The fine ripples on the sides intrigued me. The salesman demo'd the last bit of fines and he only needed an inch-inch and a half of water depth to work the materiel. Anyone here used one?


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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:43 pm 
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Dan,

I have trouble envisioning this claw.

I am only familiar with the one Doc encourages folks to fabricate for themselves to retain clay and clay rich gravel in the "destruction chamber" until clean and then, raising the retention 'claw' the gravel is removed in the usual way.

Do you have some sort of URL to look at this critter?

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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:57 pm 
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www.goldclaw.com


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The video of the pan indicates that it is at least a quick and easy way to concentrate material. Were I to own one, and I won't due to price, I would keep adding feed and sluffing off the waste continuously until I had mostly concentrates to save for future cleanup. The very rugged EZ pan (google link below) will do the same thing, fits easily in a pack and is relatively inexpensive. It only takes a couple of minutes or less to reduce a shovelful of material (about the same as a 14" pan) to black sands without fear of losing any gold. The secret to both is that one edge of the pan is set at an acute angle that forms a deep, wide radius trap for the gold and other heavies to settle in. The edge of conventional gold pans is at an obtuse angle and gold can be lost over the edge while sluffing off the waste material if one is not careful.
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=c ... gold+pan&*

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I'm confused........ I really see it as a $15 - $19 "fun" pick up product for tourists and beginners . I don't get the $49 price at all.


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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:33 pm 
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Well, Doc,

Hard as it is to understand some sellers decide to sell their products at "ALL that the market will bear" times 200% or 300% or more.

I guess it's the perverted fascination with quick, easy profits and the corresponding lack of any customer loyalty.

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