Pan for Gold Science Kit – Learn Gold Panning and Become a Prospector!
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- THE THRILL OF DISCOVERY – Watch your child’s eyes light up when they strike pay dirt! Learn how to pan for gold just like the pros!
- PERFECT PARTY ACTIVITY – Pan for gold with your friends. Add the pyrite nuggets to your rock collection or give them as party favors!
- JOIN THE TREASURE HUNT – Experience the fun of gold panning with this complete science kit. You’ll become a prospector yelling “Eureka!” in no time
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Ready to strike it rich?
Learn how to pan for gold just like a real prospector with this hands on science. This hands-on activity set has everything that you need to become a real prospector!
This Pan for Gold Kit includes:
• Prospector’s pan and 2 bags of “pay dirt” containing real pyrite nuggets (fool’s gold)
• Prospector’s tools including tweezers, storage vial, storage bag, and magnifying glass
• One extra-large pyrite nugget to add to your rock collection
• Adventure guide with educational material (written by teachers)
• Activity booklet with 10 exciting puzzles, mazes, and challenges
• Step-by-step instructions on how to pan for gold like the pros
The “rookie” mining bag contains larger fool’s gold nuggets so that you can easily learn basic panning techniques. Once you think you have it down, try the “advanced prospector” bag which contains smaller nuggets so that you can refine your skill. Our step-by-step instructions will have you panning like the pros! This kit is the perfect gift for boys and girls of all ages and will create memories that will last a lifetime.
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From the Manufacturer
Learn How to Pan for Gold! Ready to strike it rich? This hands-on science kit will teach you how to pan for gold just like a real gold miner! This exciting treasure hunter's kit includes a 10" prospector's pan, 2 bags of "pay dirt" with pyrite (also known as fool's gold) nuggets inside, mining tools and much more. You'll learn all of the secrets to panning in the full-color adventure guide. Plus there's an activity booklet with 10 fun games, puzzles and challenges to solve. With this kit you'll be yelling "Eureka" in no time! Once you learn all of the secrets to gold panning, you can hunt for real gold in a stream near you! This kit makes a great gift for the rock hound or treasure hunter in your family. Awards won: Best Picks Winner for New Products - Dr. Toy 2012.
Top Customer Reviews
Almost everything you will need is included in this kit. They provide a pan for "panning" the gold, the sand to search through, tweezers, a mini magnifying glass and a little vial/container in which you store your treasure. There are included booklets that explain how to pan for the gold, and also some education materials on the history of panning for gold. There is even a large chunk of fools gold included, which will appeal to younger gold prospectors out there using this kit. About the only thing you will need in addition to the kit is some water and a bucket or tray in which to swish/pour the water into from the pan. We used a large cake pan, and switched out the water a few times as it got cloudy. There are 2 packets of sand included in the kit, with one packet having slightly more and larger gold nuggets than the other. This is the kit you start with, to get the idea of how panning works.
This kits is a terrific idea for a kids gift. It's a great way to make sure you're not buying someone something they already have, or are likely getting from anyone else. This kit was very age appropriate for my 11 year old daughter. I could see kids from about 8-9 years old, up to 11-12 enjoying this set. Any younger and they may not have the patience to enjoy the panning process. My daughter spent about 2 hours working on it before she felt she had found everything there was to find.
A sample of this product was provided by the manufacturer for an unbiased and honest review. My daughter had a lot of fun working with this kit, and I would high recommend this to anyone who's looking for a unique kids Christmas or Birthday gift!
Impressive. The kit comes with a gold pan that's about the same size as one of our small gold pans. We will be adding it to our collection of pans and using it on our future gold panning excursions. That's how authentic the gold pan is.
There's one small bag of beginner sand and another small bag of prospector sand. You'll need to provide the large plastic tub of water.
Instructions are quite accurate. Gold panning takes lots of practice, easier said than done; but the basic idea is to agitate the pan so the gold moves down to the bottom and the sand moves up. Wash by letting it float over the pan's ridges, repeat.
My son did all the panning. He said the prospector sand has more pyrite than the beginner sand. The nuggets were big enough to pick out with plastic tweezers (included). Other than the pyrite, that was probably the least authentic part of the gold panning. Generally, we get flakes, not nuggets, and they're not usually big enough to pick up with tweezers. The kit comes with a vial to store the pyrite, the same type we use for real gold flakes.
I panned the sand after my son was done. I didn't find gold, but there was black sand and more pyrite. Pyrite, black sand, and gold are often found together, especially black sand. No black sand, no gold. I wouldn't be surprised if some of those little bags of sand have specks of real gold!
Even though the children were initially reluctant to pan for gold ("it's just pyrite"), they did enjoy this kit. It feels just like gold panning, except we were in our own backyard. My son was more successful than he is with real gold panning, and that did make his day.
In case you're wondering, pyrite only looks like gold when it's reflects the sun. Otherwise, it looks more like silver.
This product was provided for review by Discover with Dr. Cool.
I got this kit for my 10 year old daughter for Christmas. She saw it in a magazine and was so excited about it.
The first bag was a starter bag with larger chunks of pyrite that are easier to find. The booklet directs you to the website to watch a video to learn how to pan. My daughter was quite excited to find the pyrite, even though she knew it was not worth anything.
The second bag had smaller chunks of pyrite in it, it was the "advanced paydirt". It was supposed to be harder to spot in the second bag, although I didn't think they were that much smaller.
Knowing that this kit was not likely to contain a lot of dirt for her to sift through, I bought a bag of North Carolina Paydirt from a seller on Amazon. It was a 10lb bag. We used the kit to learn how to pan for gold, then used the NC Paydirt to pan for actual gold. She was so excited about looking for the real thing. We watched a couple YouTube videos as well about panning to just get better at the panning. In the first few scoops of the real paydirt, we got a nice sized flake of gold. She was so excited about that flake. We have not even panned out a full pound of the real paydirt, yet and we have had several small pieces.
I am glad I got the kit, it gave us all we needed to learn how to do the real paydirt.
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