While we were in Colorado I bought a little bag of “gold pay dirt” to pan out. Today I panned it.
Here we go: Dishpan of water, bag of dirt, eyedropper and (blue) gold pan.
Dump the dirt in the gold pan:
Start panning: (those shiny specks you see here are just drops of water, not gold)
Pan some more, slowly washing all the sand and gravel out of the pan:
Suck the gold up in the eyedropper and put it in the vial. Ten little flakes!
Maybe $5 worth of gold from an $11 dollar bag.