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The Rewards of Serving My Customers...

The Rewards of Serving My Customers...

by Michael Valadez
"...hours of fun and adventure that can be experienced in the safety and security of their own home..."
So how pure is natural gold?

So how pure is natural gold?

by Michael Valadez
How pure is natural gold? You know, gold right out of the ground…  Well, I think it is safe to say that every piece of gold you have ever seen, or ...
The Joys and Challenges of a Being Gold Paydirt Seller

The Joys and Challenges of a Being Gold Paydirt Seller

by Michael Valadez
I have had the pleasure of sharing the enjoyment of panning for gold with thousands of you over the last few years. Too, I have been privileged to...
If you really want to capture fine gold, read this...

If you really want to capture fine gold, read this...

by Michael Valadez
Disclaimer: what follows are just my personal opinions based on articles I have read, plus my own personal experiences. I could be dead wrong about...
Patio Panners of America…Unite!

Patio Panners of America…Unite!

by Michael Valadez
 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 paydir...
EUREKA! Eureka! eureka!…

EUREKA! Eureka! eureka!…

by Michael Valadez
"To get the greatest enjoyment out of the panning process, don’t classify it ahead of time!"
Paydirt Classification for Miners

Paydirt Classification for Miners

by Michael Valadez
"However, in our rush to find the perfect way to recover gold with the least amount of effort, we at times have a tendency to want to ignore or discount the science that governs gravity gold recovery processes…i.e. classification."
The Best Place to look for gold is...

The Best Place to look for gold is...

by Michael Valadez
Gold prospecting is a lot like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack…it is extremely rare and without a knowledge of what to look for a...
You need a scale...

You need a scale...

by Michael Valadez
..."you can't keep score without a scale..."
We have a fascination with gold...

We have a fascination with gold...

by Michael Valadez
We have a fascination with gold. We are inextricably tied to gold in one form or another. The pursuit of the yellow metal has shaped entire civiliz...
Capturing that Eureka! moment...

Capturing that Eureka! moment...

by Michael Valadez
We all want to share your Eureka moment. A great way to do that is to share a good photo of your gold so we can all appreciate it with you.  A few ...
Why a Blue Gold Pan is best...

Why a Blue Gold Pan is best...

by Michael Valadez
A friend pointed this out to me in an issue of the ICMJ magazine a while back.  I have been using blue gold pans for a several of years now after f...