Patio Panners of America…Unite!

 Patio Panners of America (PPOA)…Unite!


 I think I’ll conduct a survey! You see, I am curious to know: how many of you, who purchase gold paydirt more than once a year, how many of you are actively engaged in prospecting?

By that I mean, how many of you actually go out into the ‘wilderness” and proactively look for gold deposits, do some digging, and pan out some material, and recover gold???

I think my survey questions would be: How often do you go prospecting: Never? 1-2 times a year? 3-10 times a year? More than 10 times a year?

You see, I suspect that there are a lot of people like me, who, for various reasons, find it impractical, unappealing, impossible to go “prospecting”.

But those same people, like me, love to have that Eureka! moment of seeing gold appear in their gold pan!

To me there are few things more enjoyable and relaxing than sitting on my patio in the shade on a warm day and wiling away the hours recovering gold from paydirt.

I love it! In fact, that’s one of the main reasons I started selling gold paydirt…because I felt I had discovered an activity that was fun, challenging, and rewarding, and I wanted to share with others what I had found.

I just don’t have much interest in digging holes anymore, lugging heavy equipment, loading, and unloading my truck, constantly on the lookout for the latest gold mining gadget that will be my “golden ticket” to my own pot of gold!

For one reason, at 76 years of age, my body can’t handle the wear and tear it used to. My stamina is diminished, and honestly, let’s just fast forward to the fun part, seeing the gold in the pan!

Gold panning is the one activity nearly everyone who recovers gold must do. If you get good at it, you can recover gold from different types of paydirt and all different types of gold. 

Check out this movie trailer style video on Patio Panning...just for fun. 

But nothing beats that moment that the gold magically appears from under the heavies…sometimes it just screams at you! Eureka! comes kind of naturally!

So, what do you say? How about letting me know how many times a year do you go prospecting? The assumption of course that you already buy at least some paydirt every year.

To participate, just send me an email at and in the subject line put either zero, 1-2, 3-10, or 10+


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  • I used to go out 2 or 3 times a year. Mostly in Arizona & occasionally in the California Motherlode country. But since my knees gave out, it’s been back porch gold mining for me. I could probably do some prospecting if I wear knee braces but I hate the things. I’m another old geezer at 72, soon to be 73.

    Robert Chavez on
  • I tried to get into the creeks and streams 10 to 20 times per year, plus buying it as well. Loved sluicing mainly. On a scorching South Carolina day, just plopping down in a creek bed was the best experience ever. Turning over rocks to release their hopeful treasure for the sluice downstream. Not many women are active around my area, but I’m trying to stir them. Unfortunately, this past Oct. 2017, I awoke one morning unable to move my legs from the waist downward. Atv62, it appeared I’d developed sciatica plus a very large amount of inflammation in my spinal cord and intestinal tract. I took months of chiropractic care to be able to stand for any amount of time. 6 months later, and I’m getting better, but not well enough to lift buckets or shovel heavy dirt. SO, I buy and pan. Same thrill seeing that gold in the pan. Great service and products here at Ipan4gold. Thanks, and happy panning.

    Lynn Shaw on
  • when I was younger I went to Alaska for the summer in 1987. I did a lot of prospecting in Oregon.But now I only get once in or twice a year. I’m 75.
    William Huston on
  • 10+, especially this year where I’ll be spending 90 day’s in the Klamath river prospecting

    Steven Saenz on
  • 3-5

    Kevin cliburn on

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