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@ Doug Johnson --- About seasoning the pan, it couldn't hurt to give it a good cleaning to remove the release agent coating the pans surface (a by-product of the manufacturing process so that the pan does not stick to the mold). The other reason for seasoning is that all the other pans out there have s smooth surface (unlike the gold claw) and roughing it up helps small gold to stick. When you are done seasoning, water should Not bead up on the pans surface. Remember to use oil free soap for this process.
I recieved my package and everything is in good shape. All product is there. Looks great and can't wait to try it out.
I have a problem -it seems that I have received a starter kit without the pan... I was convinced that I have purchased the right one but apparently I paid 35 US dollars and that's with shipping. Is there any chance to paid extra and get the pan? The real reason I bacekd the project was the pan.. Regards,
Got it!! Thank you guys, can hardly wait to try out---looks great!
Hi, I received my package - But it is missing the extra 2 gold claws I paid extra for.
I would like to know how can I track my package? Since this is an international delivery, I need to know if I have any problems with that.
Thanks the pan looks GREAT! I got the clear one. I panned the bottle of dirt and got 12 small pieces of gold. It does go a lot faster the regular type of gold pan! Thanks again. :-)
Should we all have received our pans by now? I've still not received any tracking info or the actual package. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Thanks, just received my Gold Claw pan (the transparent one) it looks GREAT! Haven't panned the dirt that came with it yet. Been raining and waiting for a sunny day. Thanks again for a GREAT product!
Should we season the gold claw pan like they tell us to do to the regular gold pans? Like this video? Thanks https://www.youtube.com/watch…
@GoldClaw, I received my pans today and tried them out with your "pay dirt". This pan is the easiest pan I've ever used. After screening out the bigger rocks/pebbles, the pan was better able to work the black sand quickly. Thanks. This was a great pan and I'm planning another trip just for panning with a Gold Claw.
Thank you all for the great comments, this is exciting! So far everything is coming together! I'm excited to see the starter kit samples next week and possibly get the mold assembled and ready for first article!
It should be interesting to see how well this product works first hand. My parents are planning a trip to Alaska next summer and I believe the Gold Claw is going with them.
Posted my pledge yesterday to$80. Congrats on funding. I will be giving my 2 claws and accessories to my boys. I'm not gonna lie I'm pretty excited to :D
GOLD FEVER--full blown--and so welcome!☺ Your good news about successful funding truly warrants a GREAT CONGRATULATIONS and a sincere "Thank You" for lifting my spirits during these times when good news is so scarce; Thanks to the folks at Kickstarter and you for letting me be a part of your American dream. Go for it !!
Wow! I almost want to cry, because for years I have thought about how I could find the gold nuggets that are so plentiful in the mountains of Utah. Now I have a source and I know what my family will be getting in the future!
Wow! Wasn't sure you were going to make it there for a while. Glad to see this will make it to production. Can't wait to try this out.
Congratulations! This is very exciting. I upped my pledge. To help make sure you got funding. Kirk, how to I get a translucent gold claw pan.
The investment that will pay for itself! I can't wait to try out the gold claw in the hills of Alabama and Georgia! I'm pumped that this project funded! Congratulations Klint!
I look forward to trying them out
Congrats! I can't wait to try my hand at panning for gold!
Hi Klint, Congratulations on achieving your target. I look forward to receiving my pans and getting out there panning for gold.
I have never panned for gold but I am excited about the Gold Claw! Can't wait to take it hiking with me and see what I get.
Woohoo! Congrats! I look forward to having my pan with me while I go on future adventures!
We will continue to send updates, for additional pans after this campaign ends be sure to go to www.goldclaw.com and visit our store.
You are all amazing, your comments are so heart warming. I feel like you are all family now. Thank you everyone! What a full effort from all of you! I'm excited for the next phase, getting all these pans shipped.
You've got it! Less than two hours left before a successful campaign. I look foreward to having my Gold Claw!
I went off to take a shower, came back, and it had funded! Congrats -- I know we're all very excited and hope you are, too!
Congrats! So glad you funded!
Looks great everyone!!!
I couldn't wait any longer so I simply added the rest of the money on my pledge.
Just upgraded my pledge, $3 left! I don't even know where to start panning but I'm going to enjoy this hobby.
Doubled my pledge
$80 and three hours to get it. . . . Nail biting . . .
I just doubled my pledge to two pans! Hope we make it.
Thanks Tracey Bentz and Anthony! We only need $549 more to go with 5 hoursl left. Let's hope others do the same. It was figured that if backers were to pledge $2 more, we will meet and exceed the goal. Just saying...
I pledge $50 so hopefully the goal will be reached.
I increased also. I sure hope this works efficiently with the micro gold in my area...
I've increased my pledge...let's help meet this goal people.
Henry: With only seven hours we have no currently physically planed bonuses (the pay dirt is the bonus). But we're currently considering the idea of giving all supporters a code-based coupon to use for a discount on our storefront when it's up and running (thanks to the Kickstarter support!) that they can give to friends & family to make use of, or keep to for themselves to use later.
But we're only just about $700 away! I don't think that's very much at all, and by my estimates we should complete our goal.
If you would like to up your pledge and get another pan just in case it funds (you aren't charged if it doesn't go through, of course), you are more than welcome to. If not, we're appreciative of your support thus far!
Need some kind of bonus to motivate the backers to increase their pledges
I increased mine to 2 a few hours ago. Let's go backers, get one for the spouse and/or kids and get them panning!!!!!
I'd be willing to pledge for another pan.....but we're going to have to be closer
We have only $1515 to go before the campaign is funded. With only 11 hours left we will need 30.3 people to pledge at the $50 to be funded or if we all (331 backers) increase our pledge by $4.58 it will be funded.
The founder of American Prospector visited yesterday morning to see it for himself. He was so impressed that he cam back late yesterday to make a video about it. Once he posts it I will share.
I'm in and shared this on Facebook. Let's do this Folks!!!!
It's the final stretch let's do this.